Vets irked over Memorial Day parade cancellation
For the first time ever, there will be no Memorial Day parade along South Broadway in Yonkers and many veterans are voicing their outrage over the decision.
Army veteran James Leviness says the decision came as a disappointment, but that it isn't keeping him from marching this holiday weekend. Leviness helped organize another smaller parade last night, putting up crosses bearing the names of every northern Yonkers soldier lost to war at Lennon Park on Lake Avenue.
Yonkers community leaders organized another smaller parade earlier in the week, but many veterans say that still doesn't explain why the city canceled its parade.
City officials say that low turnout last year prompted the cancellation, and that it was not due to financial issues.