CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department will host its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30.
Participants will begin to line-up at 8:30 a.m., at the Community Center and marching will commences at 9:00 a.m... The parade ends with the traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue at 10:00 a.m.
The line-up for the parade is as follows:
VFW Color Guard, The Grand Marshal John Abdul, United States Army, VFW Post #335, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America #779, Cranford High School Band, Flag bearers carried by Boy Scout Troops 75 and 80, The Mayor and Township Committee, Cranford Police, Cranford Fire Department, Cranford First Aid Squad, Cranford Council Knights Of Columbus, Union County Pipes and Drums Band, Military Transport Association, Cranford Historical Society, Hillside Ave. Band, Cranford Democratic Club, Azure-Masada Lodge #22 F & AM, Azure Chapter #87 Order of the Eastern Star, Union Chapter DeMolay, Cranford Republican Club, Mayor & Council, Borough of Garwood, Garwood Fire Department, Garwood First Aid Squad, Sunny Acres Civic Group, Shining Stars, Cranford Elks #2006 Motorcycle Club, Car Group and other vehicles, Orange Ave. Band, Cranford Community of Girl Scouts, Boy Scout Troops 75 & 80, Cub Packs 75, 103 & 175, Cranford Lacrosse Club, Cranford Baseball & Softball League, Cranford Soccer, and the Cranford Hockey Club.
The Cranford High School Madrigal Ensemble and the Cranford High School Band will provide musical selections at the ceremony.
In the case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Cranford Community Center, at 10:00 a.m.
The recreation and parks department will distribute a limited number of American stick flags along the parade route. Spectators are encouraged to waive their flags to show support of the various groups as they pass by.