Westchester County is inviting local veterans to a special Memorial Day tribute on Sunday, May 30, at Playland park in Rye from 1 p.m. to midnight.
As part of the day-long event, military personnel in uniform, OEF/OIF veterans and veterans in an organization cap or uniform will get free rides all day. Other veterans and their family members as well as active duty military personnel will get special ride offers and discounts.
The day will include a traditional Memorial Day ceremony with an honor guard, firing squad and bugler, to be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Music Tower Theater; and a helicopter search and rescue demo by the U.S. Marine Corps from 3-5 p.m. (weather and aircraft permitting). The helicopters are expected to remain on display afterward.
Veterans are asked to pre-register and get a pass for free parking. Stop by the Veterans Service Agency, 112 E. Post Road, Room 442, White Plains, or call (914) 995-2146. Parking passes (for those who didn’t pre-register) will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ride band registration will be from noon to 6 p.m. Veterans must show their DD-214 papers, a VA ID or a current membership card to a veteran organization.