Former C.I.A. director Gen. Michael Hayden will speak at East Hampton's Memorial Day observance on Monday.
Mr. Hayden, a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency, will serve as this year's guest speaker after a short parade down Main Street, which begins at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Day observances will also be held in Montauk, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, and Southampton.
Montauk will honor veterans starting on Saturday with a fish fry at the Coast Guard Station on Star Island at 5 p.m. Then on Sunday, Montauk's fourth annual Memorial Day parade will start at the Kirk Park at noon and make its way to the downtown green, where there will be a ceremony and music. Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Montauk Fire Chief Joe Lenahan, former State Assemblyman John Behan, who lost both his legs during the Vietnam War, and Frank Bania, the president of Boots on the Ground, an organization that fund-raises for veterans, are scheduled to speak.
On Monday, a flag-raising ceremony will take place at the green at 8 a.m. In the evening, around 7:30 p.m., a flag-retiring ceremony will be held, also at the green, with the fire department burning any damaged flags that need to be retired.
Over in Sag Harbor on Monday, a parade starts at the World War I monument at Otter Pond at 9 a.m. The parade will stop in front of the Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Bridge and then continue on to Marine Park on Bay Street. Martin Knab, the commander of the American Legion Chelberg Battle Post, will speak, followed by Roger King, the commander of the Sag Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars, and James Larocca, a Sag Harbor resident and veteran.
The annual Bridgehampton Memorial Day service will be held at the war monument at the intersection of Ocean Road and Montauk Highway at 9 a.m. Monday. The Bridgehampton School band will perform.
Chris Cuomo, a CNN news anchor and the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will speak at the Memorial Day service in Southampton, which will be held on Monday. Mr. Cuomo will speak about his time spent reporting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The service also includes an invocation by the Rev. Marvin Dozier, a benediction by the Rev. Leslie Duroseau, and a short parade from the Southampton Presbyterian Church to Agawam Park. The parade starts at 10:15 a.m., and the service in the park starts at 11 a.m.