Mayor Alphonse Petracco, the Board of Commissioners, and the Veterans Council announce the schedule for the 93rd Annual Memorial Day Parade to take place on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11 am. After a brief opening ceremony in the Oval, the parade will step off onto Chestnut Street, up to Passaic Avenue, across Passaic to Centre Street, Centre Street to Franklin Avenue, where it will continue past the reviewing stand located on the steps of John Walker Middle School.
Mayor Petracco says, “I encourage everyone to take some time on this Memorial Day holiday to pause and remember our fallen heroes, and the sacrifices they made to keep our country “the land of the free” as assembled by our forefathers. The price of that freedom has never, and nor will it ever, be free. Our brave soldiers and their families pay the ultimate price, but will forever be remembered as the backbone of what makes our great country the “home of the brave.”
Prior to the parade, visits will be made to the various memorials located throughout the Township. The schedule is as follows.
MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
PROGRAM FOR THE HONOR GUARD SQUAD/GUN SALUTE
7:30 AM Assemble at the American Legion Post, Franklin Ave.
8:00 AM Services at Post 70 – American Legion
8:15 AM Services at the Amvets, 85 Park Avenue
8:25 AM Services at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Washington Ave.
8:40 AM Services at the Methodist Cemetery – Park Ave/Passaic Ave.
8:50 AM American Legion Services at the WWI Boulder, Vreeland Ave.
9:00 AM Services at the Cemetery, Franklin Reformed Church, Church St.
9:30 AM Services at the All Wars Memorial (Memorial Park), Chestnut St.
9:40 AM Catholic War Veterans at the Korean Conflict Boulder Township Hall
9:55 AM Veterans Council Services at Vietnam Memorial - Township Hall
10:05 AM Peace Time Memorial Dedication – Vincent Place
10:10 AM Amvets Services at WWII Memorial – Vincent Place
10:20 AM Civil War Memorial - Nutley High School/Franklin Ave.
10:30 AM Daughters of the American Revolution Services at D A R Boulder - Nutley High School
10:40 AM Fireman’s Memorial at the Chestnut Street Firehouse
10:45 AM Report to Park Oval for Community Memorial Services by the Veterans Council
If you have any questions regarding the Memorial Day schedule,
call Mayor Petracco’s office at 973-284-4929.