The Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 Wednesday night, kicking off the annual five-day carnival. Despite the heavy rain, people proudly marched down the streets as kids and their parents, who hid under the umbrellas, waved hello.
The parade paid tribute to the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to all the First Responders, 343 Firefighters, and EMS personnel and 60 Police officers. The Engine Company also honored the men and women who serve and have served in the United States Military.
People lined up along the route and cheered as fire trucks drove by. Marching in the parade were a number of area organizations, police and fire departments, including the Yorktown Heights Fire Department, Lake Mohegan Fire Department, volunteer ambulance corps, Ossining, Croton, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Montrose fire departments and more.
The carnival began Wednesday after the parade and it will end Sunday, June 26. On Thursday and Friday, the gates will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Check out the photos and video for highlights from the parade.