Those Who Served

Veterans lined up at the Memorial Day parade in East Hampton Village Monday morning. David E. Rattray

On this Memorial Day weekend, it is important to remember that East Hampton men and women have fought and died in this country’s wars since the American Revolution. Marches and other observances will take place on Monday, but reminders of their sacrifices can be seen year round in the many monuments and the Hook Mill Green war memorials.

New this season is a small but moving exhibition at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, “World War I in East Hampton,” commemorating the end of the Great War in November 1918. In it are soldiers’ and sailors’ uniforms, medals, mess kits, and patriotic posters. The museum is open Saturdays and Tuesdays and worth a visit to stir appreciation for those who served and for those who never came home.