BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A spectacular sunny morning greeted onlookers and participants during the 2019 Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning.

The parade stepped off on the corner of Broad Street and Warren Street, and moved south on Broad Street to the reviewing stand on the historic Town Green in front of the Civic Center.

Guest speaker, Marine Colonel John Armellino, Bloomfield High School class of 1986, offered remarks on the meaning of this day.

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The parade marks the kickoff of Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department's Summer of Fun.

“I would like to thank all of the parade participants, and especially the Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee, who worked diligently on creating a great event for people of all ages,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

The parade included past and present veterans, community organizations, sports teams, classic cars, Military, Police, Fire, EMS and township vehicles as well as marching bands.

“The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is proud to be part of this parade and show our respect to all of the service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms," said Director Michael Sceurman.