CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

The parade begins at the Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue. The route will continue up Walnut Avenue to North Avenue. From North Avenue, the parade will march through Eastman Street and Central Avenue up to Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue, where the ceremony honoring veterans will take place.

“Eighty-six Cranford residents have died defending our freedoms in various wars.” Cranford Deputy Mayor Patrick Giblin said at Tuesday night’s township committee meeting.

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The Grand Marshall of the parade will be Peter Klein of the U.S. Army. In case of rain, the services only will be held at the Community Center at 10 a.m.

All participants in the parade are asked to arrive at the community center at 8:30 a.m. Following the parade and ceremony, the Cranford VFW will hand out free hot dogs and beverages.

“It’s a wonderful parade,” Giblin said. “It is reminiscent of 1950’s America.”