Veterans, officials mark Memorial Day at Intrepid

May 28, 2018

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.

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