The annual parade, organized each year by the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department along with the Property Owners of Eaton’s Neck Beach, Inc. will step off from the firehouse at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Former Fire Commissioner Walter Roy Beach, who turns 90 on July 4 and has over 63 years in the volunteer fire service, will serve as grand marshal of the parade. Beach served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and took part in the Normandy landings on D-Day. He has been a member of the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department for 43 years, where he served for 30 years as Fire Commissioner. Before joining Eaton’s Neck, Beach served for 20 years in the Levittown Fire Department. Beach was honored earlier this year by the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York in recognition for over 50 years in the volunteer fire service. Beach is still an active member of the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department and works the firehouse radio room during alarms.