Bronx Columbus Parade grand marshals selected

May 26, 2019 247

BY: Patrick Rocchio

Two outstanding individuals were selected for honors during the 2019 Bronx Columbus Day Parade. Parade organizers and the Morris Park Community Association, which runs the annual community event, selected Frank Vignali, a FDNY Captain as grand marshal and Carol Ann Gilligan, P.S./M.S. 498 principal as honorary grand marshal, said Chris Alessandro, the parade’s coordinator.

Alessandro said that parade this year will take place on Sunday, October 13 on Morris Park Avenue starting at noon. Vignali, who is third in seniority in the FDNY, has been fighting fires in the borough since 1978, when he started at Engine Company 41 at East 150th Street and Morris Avenue, and later worked for decades at Ladder 51 at Eastchester and Boston roads, he said.

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