Veterans, officials mark Memorial Day at Intrepid
NEW YORK (AP) — Veterans and active duty military members honored the memory of those killed in service at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The annual Memorial Day event at the aircraft carrier-turned-museum on Manhattan’s west side featured the unfurling of a giant American flag, as well as the laying of ceremonial wreaths, a rifle salute and the playing of taps.
Among those laying the ceremonial wreaths was 102-year-old WWII veteran Lt. Col. Richard Cole. He is the last of the Doolittle Raiders, a group of men who took part in the April 18, 1942, strike against mainland Japanese targets.
He was joined by elected officials including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.