Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:25

Playland hosts Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More than 4,000 veterans, service members and their families are expected to attend the event, which includes a barbecue lunch hosted by the Westchester County Veterans Service Agency, and co-sponsored by Pepe Auto Group and DeBartolo Landscaping of New Rochelle.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino will welcome the veterans with a memorial tribute at approximately 11:45 a.m. on the Music Tower Stage.

The Westchester Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps will open the amusement park at 11:30 a.m. with a performance, leading officials and veterans to the Music Tower Stage.

Weather permitting, a Marine helicopter raid demonstration will be conducted at 2 p.m.