MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown clearly has Karma. At least on the Fourth of July, that is. All the weather forecasts were against them, as the predicitons of rain in the morning and early afternoon were everywhere. But the committee running the annual Fourth of July parade remained undaunted, and insisted the parade would go on as scheduled. The committee proved correct, as not even a single drop of rain fell, and the rows of people who lined Main Street up and down Milltown's downtown area who came out for the parade were not disappointed, as the town had yet another fantastic parade.
Parade marchers from all over the area came out to participate. Fire departments from most every major town in the area, and some from as far away as Jamesburg and South Amboy, along with Mummers from Philadelphia, and Fife and Drum corps and bagpipe troupes from throughout New Jersey came out to participate and celebrate the annual tradition that is a hallmark of Milltown's annual festivities.
The highlight of the day's festivities came at the end of the parade when Milltown Mayor Eric Steeber issued a proclamation to the family of former Milltown resident Marine Master Sargeant William Isele, who received the Bronze Star with Valor for his heroism in protecting others from IED's during his duties removing devices in Afghanistan in 2001. The Proclamation paid tribute to Isele, and was accepted on his behalf by Isele's parents, who are still Milltown residents to this day. All of Milltown salutes you, Sgt. Isele, and thanks you for your bravery, heroism, and your service to our country.
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