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Live From Greenpoint: The U.S.S. Monitor Parade!
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As the presence of llamas would suggest, today’s U.S.S. Monitor-related merrymaking had more than a few surprises. Excellent speeches were given by all; but I was especially fond of the ones given by our City Councilman, Steve Levin, and our 50th District Democratic State Committeeman Lincoln Restler. The llamas, on the other hand, seemed non-plussed by this, the unanticipated shower at the behest of a FDNY boat and the rifle salute which concluded today’s ceremony. Without further ado here is footage from today’s parade and the following ceremony at the site of the much-anticipated Greenpoint Monitor Museum on Bushwick Inlet.
The Parade Begins!
Parade On Manhattan Avenue
Ceremony, Part I: General Introduction
Ceremony, Part II: Flag Raising
Ceremony, Part III: Steve Levin Speaks
Ceremony, Part IV: Various Speakers
Ceremony, Part V: Lincoln Restler Speaks
Ceremony, Part VI: Lining Up
Ceremony, Part VII: Rifle Salute!
Wrapping things up, here is a slideshow of highlights from today’s proceedings. Enjoy!