Williston Park Fire Department sponsors 91st Independence Day parade

Williston Park Fire Department sponsors 91st Independence Day parade

The Williston Park Fire Department will sponsor the 91st Williston Park Independence Day Parade on Wednesday.

It will be the 33rd year Fire Chief John Perro, who said his grandfather was an ex-chief and used to run the parade, has attended.

“It was always a proud moment to march with him in the parade,” Perro said.

The parade will kick off on Broad Street at 9:30 a.m. and follow its traditional route to Hillside Avenue, Park Avenue and Willis Avenue.

The parade will have a brief ceremony at the Williston Park Fire Department headquarters with hot dogs and refreshments to follow.

Members of the Albertson Fire Department and East Williston Fire Department will also march in the parade, along with the American Legion, VFW and members of the Williston Park village board.

Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello and Assemblyman Ed Ra will also march in Wednesday’s parade.

This year’s grand marshal will be former Fire Chief Richard Sais, who is Perro’s predecessor.

Perro said that it seems “less and less people come out” each year, but he hopes residents will support the parade and Independence Day.

“We’re trying to continue the tradition of having the parade in Williston Park,” Perro said.

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