Neither the crowds nor the marchers were daunted by the thunder and rain that threatened the start of the Larchmont Memorial Day Parade at 7 pm on Thursday, May 27.
Some of the marchers hoisted umbrellas and some in the crowd sheltered in restaurants, under storefront canopies or in cars along Larchmont Avenue. But most of the watchers and wavers simply ignored the rain drops – which conveniently tapered off as the parade went into full swing.
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Musicians, politicians, scouts, veterans and first responders were joined by military service men and women in New York for Fleet Week. The reward for braving the drizzle: free hot dogs and lemonade at Larchmont Village Hall.
Before the Rains: Police Recognition
Prior to the parade, the Village of Larchmont recognized several members of the police department for their service. Juan Sanchez was honored as police officer of the year. Other citations went to P.O. Scott Schnall, for saving the life of an infant who was choking; PO Sanchez for quick response and arrest of a suspect in a residential burglary and PO Michael Doucette for quick response that led to the arrest of a suspect in an armed robbery of a local business.
Additional citations went to officers whose actions led to arrests in burglary or larceny cases: Lt. Antonino Rigano, Sgt. Glenn Carney, PO Matthew Irvine and P.O Dominico Pizzo. Detective James Cristiano, PO Michael Walsh and PO Sanchez were recognized for their immediate response, valiant efforts and subsequent investigation into the death of an infant. Det. Cristiano, Barbara Daquino and Rocco Greco were cited for their exhaustive efforts and subsequent arrests of several persons charged with gang assault. And finally, PO Jeff Krahe and PO Doucette were recognized for finding and rescuing a 94-year-old resident in medical distress.