On Saturday, May 25th, the Cemetery will be hosting the NYPD Honor Legion’s Memorial Ceremony at the Police Arlington in Cypress Hill’s Cemetery. The service is conducted in honor of members of New York City’s Metropolitan Police Force. The Metropolitan Police Force was established in 1857 and paved the way for the modern police structure. Among those buried in the plot is Henry Haywood, a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. The ceremony celebrates the history of the NYPD and honors those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Also on Saturday, May 25th, Canarsie Cemetery will be hosting a visit from parade marchers attending Canarsie’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. They will conduct a commemorative wreath laying ceremony in honor of those residents who had died during the Civil War.
For more information on these events and many more, please contact the office at 718-277-2900