Memorial Day

Memorial Day Observance

Tri-State Area Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives In Service For Memorial Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio this Memorial Day led observances to remember those who gave their last measure of devotion, at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park.

05/26/2014

Jones Beach Memorial Day

Crowds Flock To Area Beaches As Summer Season Unofficially Kicks Off

The sun was sizzling, and tons of people were out at the beach Monday for the official beginning of the summer season.

05/26/2014

A woman peers into the reflective glass of the gift shop at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Service Members Head To Ground Zero To Observe Memorial Day

For the first time, service members in New York for Fleet Week had an opportunity to observe Memorial Day at the 9/11 Memorial.

05/26/2014

World War II veteran Gerry Cardinal was the grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on May 25, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Palladino: Memorial Day Is About Much More Than Fun

Enjoy the baseball and the beach and the barbecues. But take a minute or two to remember that this is also about the veterans who made today not just possible, but necessary.

05/26/2014

Beachgoers hit Jones Beach on May 25, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of Thousands Hit Jones Beach For Bethpage Air Show

After a year’s absence, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach received a warm welcome back this weekend — with a near-record crowd Sunday.

05/25/2014

Two rides at Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island Thrill Seekers Embrace ‘Perfect’ Weather

The Coney Island boardwalk and beaches all around were buzzing Sunday.

05/25/2014

Performers at the USO show at the Intrepid Museum on Memorial Day weekend (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

USO Hosts Show At Intrepid Museum As Part Of Memorial Day, Fleet Week Celebrations

Veterans, active military, New Yorkers and tourists alike flocked to the Intrepid Museum Saturday for an entertaining show put on by the United Service Organizations.

05/24/2014

Bicycles built by USO volunteers for Navy sailors and Marines to take home to their children after Fleet Week (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

USO Volunteers Build Bikes For Children Of Navy Sailors, Marines

The event, called Operation That’s My Ride, was held at Pier 92 as part of the 2014 Fleet Week New York.

05/24/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Suffolk County Police Arrest 10 In Overnight DWI Saturation Patrol

Suffolk County police arrested 10 people for driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by drugs, during an overnight saturation patrol in Patchogue and Holbrook.

05/24/2014

Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Severe Storms Make For Miserable Memorial Day Commute For Tri-State Area Residents

People all across the Tri-State marked the unofficial start of summer by hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend — and severe storms Friday evening made for a miserable commute.

05/23/2014

The American Air Power Museum has unveiled an exhibit honoring women World War II correspondents. CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan views it here with curator Julia Laura Blum. (Credit: CBS 2)

American Air Power Museum To Honor Female World War II Correspondents

A special honor will be bestowed upon a group of women this Memorial Day weekend. They documented the battle on the front lines of World War II, while at the same time fighting for the right to cover the historic conflict.

05/23/2014

Piece of World Trade Center beam unveiled aboard the USS McFaul (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Fleet Week Sailors Visit Firehouse With WTC Beam Connection

For one ship visiting New York for Fleet Week, there’s a special connection with a lower Manhattan firehouse.

05/23/2014

(credit: CBS 2)

Union County Officials To Crack Down On Price-Gouging Gas Stations This Memorial Day Weekend

Officials in Union County, N.J. are on the lookout for price gouging as Memorial Day weekend gets underway Friday.

05/22/2014

Jersey Shore Big DL

Officials: Jersey Shore Is Ready For Memorial Day Weekend

Officials in New Jersey say the Shore is ready for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.

05/22/2014

Students at St. Adalbert Catholic School honor veterans ahead of Memorial Day (Credit: CBS 2)

Patriotism On Parade As Staten Island Students Honor Veterans

Students at St. Adalbert Catholic School have been raising money to make sure our war veterans get the credit they deserve.

05/22/2014

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