Memorial Day 2012

Before the parades and picnics, ball games and all the other things we love to do on a holiday, let’s remember the reason for Memorial Day.

  If you served, THANK YOU

  If you know someone who served, Thank them.

  If you know someone who lost someone, God bless them both!

Thank you Vets.  You went so the rest of us did not have to.


If you are looking for parades and other festivities over the Memorial Day weekend, here’s some information:

Westfield:   Ceremonies on Monday will begin at 9:30 am at the World War Monument at the circle, North Avenue and East Broad Street, followed by a parade marching along East Broad Street to Fairview Cemetery for ceremonies.

Cranford:  The parade will start at 9:00 am at the community center at 220 Walnut Avenue and end with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10:00 am

Scotch Plains/Fanwood:  A memorial service will take place on Monday at 8:00 am at American Legion Post 209 at Park Ave and Sunset Place.  This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Fanwood Memorial Library at North Ave and Tillotson Road and the Veterans Memorial, Park Avenue and Front Street in Scotch Plains.  The parade will travel down Park Avenue and end at LaGrande Park in Fanwood where food and activities will follow.

Mountainside:  Activities begin on Monday at Noon with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial and a parade along Bridle Path, Wood Valley Road and Central Avenue.

New Providence:  A memorial service will be conducted on Monday at 9:00 am at Veteran’s Memorial Park on South Street.  Following this there will be a parade at 10:00 am traveling on Springfield Avenue, starting at Central Avenue and ending at Academy Street and Elkwood Avenue for concluding services.

Berkeley Heights:  The parade on Monday will start at 9:30 am on Locust Avenue, run along Snyder and Springfield Avenues and end at Memorial Field on Plainfield Avenue with a ceremony.  Following that, there will be hot dogs and refreshments.

Metuchen:  The parade will start at 10.00 am and travel down Main Street to Memorial Park for a brief ceremony.  This will be the community’s 85th Memorial Day parade.



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This blog is the courtesy of Jackie Safran who is an award winning Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Unlimited in Westfield, NJ (732) 261-6151.  I help nice people sell and buy beautiful homes in Union and Middlesex Counties.