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Malverne Moves Start Time of Memorial Day Parade

Village officials and vets agree to begin marching one hour earlier than usual.

Last year, began at its usual time, 11 a.m., after some local veterans the event if village officials followed through with their plan to move it to 9 a.m.

But it looks like this year the two parties have reached a compromise, settling on a 10 a.m. start time for the May 28 parade, according to Mayor Patricia Norris McDonald, who made the announcement at Wednesday's village board meeting.

McDonald thanked the members of the and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to come to the agreement. Another change this year, will be that the Memorial Day ceremony, which traditionally has taken place before the parade, will now be held immediately following the end of it, at approximately 11 a.m., in

"I think it's going to be spectacular. We have some new additions to the parade this year," McDonald added.

Trustee Michael Bailey also expressed his gratitude to both veterans groups.

"They have really helped us put together a parade this year that should be memorable," he said. "We have more music than we ever had in the past, more bands ... so it should be exciting and interesting."

Bailey added, "We'll all be marching at 10 a.m., so we'll see who the morning people are."

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