The forced cancellation of Maspeth’s Memorial Day Parade for the second year in a row combined with torrential rain on Memorial Day weekend did not stop the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth from honoring local members of the armed forces who died in service to our country. On Saturday, May 29, the assembly gathered for the first time at the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Elmhurst Park, where a wreath was placed at the wall of names. The procession moved on to Garlinge Triangle to honor those lost in WWI, then Maspeth Memorial Square to pay tribute to the fallen of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and the Gulf Wars. The final stop was the American Legion gravesite at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Parade organizers announced that they are gearing up to bring the traditional parade back in 2022 and JPCA plans to return to the line of march.