I went yesterday morning to Pier 84 on the Hudson River. It’s one of my favorite good-weather destinations. There is a restaurant with outdoor seating, a dog run, a water fountain play ground, lawns and tables by the water – lots of very nice ways to enjoy being outdoors.
It is also right next to The Intrepid.
When I got to the pier, The Intrepid was in the process of hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony.
I was able to witness the wreath laying in The Hudson River (see the wreath that is falling towards the water – center of picture)
and here are the remnants of the wreaths in the water
The military on board preparing for
the 3-volley rifle salute
The fly-over of military aircraft in the missing man formation
which we all watched very solemnly
Through it all, there was a long line of people waiting to tour The Intrepid
Thanks again to the sacrifices that the military and the military families make, have made, and will make.