FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Borough's Memorial Day parade stepped off this morning under cloudless skies, as thousands of people lined Main Street for the annual event.

Scouts of all ages and stripes, fire and military apparatus, marching bands from Hunterdon Central and North Hunterdon High Schools and antique cars were just some of the main attractions.

Old Betsy also made an appearance. She's Flemington's classic fire truck - bought in 1928 under then-Mayor Furman C. Boughner.

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Watching the procession, some residents discovered for the first time that their neighbor or co-worker also leads a second life, as a volunteer firefighter or EMT.

After the parade, the crowd gathered at the Monument for an observance led by Kevin Cahalan, the Commander of Chapter 700, Military Order of the Purple Heart. That gave the marching bands another chance to perform, and the Hunterdon Harmoizers sang patriotic songs, including "God Bless the U.S.A."