05/27/13 2:29pm

Our staffers select their three favorite photos from parades held Monday in Greenport, Orient and Riverhead. See more photos at suffolktimes.com and riverheadnewsreview.com.

A Vietnam veteran watches along the parade route in Greenport where Southold Town hosted its annual Memorial Day Parade this year.

A Vietnam veteran watches along the parade route in Greenport where Southold Town hosted its annual Memorial Day Parade this year. (Katharine Schroeder Photo)

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05/25/13 9:00am

shelter island parade by eleanor p labrozzi

If you want an authentic small town experience for this weekend, come to Shelter Island’s Memorial Day parade. The official opening of the summer season, the parade starts in the center of town at the firehouse, works its way down Route 114 past the library, American Legion Mitchell Post 281, the school and down side streets where Islanders come out of their houses to watch the parade pass by. (more…)