Flag Day Parade in Sunnyside

After the two-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 52nd annual Kiwanis-sponsored parade took place along Greenpoint Avenue culminating with a patriotic ceremony at Sabba Park at Queens Boulevard and 49th Street.

(Photos by Walter Karling)

Miu Tsuneki and her mother Mikiko Tsuneki

Carlos Acta at the Flag Day Parade in Sunnyside

Marvin Ramirez beams for the camera

Members of the Sunnyside Drum Corps taking up the rear of their marching contingent.

Parade crossing the busy intersection of Queens Boulevard at Greenpoint Avenue.

The National Anthem was sung by Beatrice Ross.

In Sabba Park: the war memorial around which the ceremony was held.

The Reverend Paul Kim, the Pastor of St. Raphael’s RC Church in LIC gave the invocation.

The Manhatitlan Club Folklorico Mexicano Dance Troupe gave a well-received terpsichorean presentation

Former Kiwanis President MARC CRAWFORD LEAVITT(left) led the gathering in a rousing rendition of George Cohan’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
Dr. Gerald Lederman (right), also a former President, emceed the patriotic proceedings.