Marking Veterans Day on the South Fork

Morgan McGivern

To commemorate Veterans Day and honor the many local veterans for their service, communities across the South Fork have organized parades and ceremonies for Saturday morning.

Southampton 

A Veterans Day parade and service will be held in Agawam Park on Saturday morning. The parade will start at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. and head down Job's Lane to the park. The service will follow around 11 a.m.

Veterans have been asked to convene at the church by 10 a.m., and cars will be provided for veterans who cannot march.

Sag Harbor 

The annual Veterans Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the village's Civil War monument on the corner of Main Street and Madison Street, and then head towards the American Legion on Bay Street. Thomas Gardella, a veteran and former Sag Harbor Fire Department chief, will also give a speech.

East Hampton 

Beginning at 10 a.m., the American Legion Post #419 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #550 will hold a parade and ceremony starting at London Jewelers and ending at the windmill. At around 11 a.m., a ceremonial cease-fire event will take place at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Refreshments will be available.

Springs 

To honor Veterans Day this weekend, all have been invited to visit Ashawagh Hall for a look at the recently restored Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on the green. The memorial, which includes a cannon and monument, was originally dedicated in 1925 to honor Springs veterans of the Civil War and World War I.

The Springs Improvement Society will serve veterans who come by this weekend free coffee or hot chocolate and cookies.

Montauk 

Veterans Day will be commemorated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center's Suzanne Koch Gosman Flagpole Garden. There will be patriotic songs and a flag-raising ceremony attended by local Boy and Girl Scouts and Camp SoulGrow campers. Coffee and light snacks will be served afterward in the senior nutrition center.