It's a weekend to remember those who've given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation -- but it's also a time that friends and family gather to celebrate the unofficial start of Summer.

Luna Park on Coney Island is hoping to draw in some crowds with a new thrill ride.

Standing 137 feet tall, the Astro Tower gives riders the sensation of free falling.

It officially opens to the public Saturday.

One other cool feature: at night, the ride is lit up with more than 5,000 LED lights.