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Millburn Township Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and Parade


MILLBURN, NJ – Join friends, families and neighbors as Millburn/Short Hills honor America’s fallen on Memorial Day. American Legion Post #140 and the Township of Millburn will host several Memorial Day events throughout the day.

9:00 a.m.        Flag raising and playing of taps at Millburn Town Hall

9:15 a.m.        Remembrance ceremony at St. Stephen’s Cemetery

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9:45 a.m.        Remembrance ceremony at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery

11:00 a.m.     Parade (Starting at Millburn High School, ending at Taylor Park)

12:30 p.m.     Complementary BBQ at the American Legion (200 Main St. Millburn)

3:00 p.m.       National Moment of Remembrance (informal moment of silence)

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. President Lyndon B. Johnson officially declared Memorial Day in May of 1966. The day was born out of the U.S. Civil War and was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.

The first state to recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890, all northern states recognized the day but it wasn’t until after World War I that the southern states acknowledged the date. Congress passed the National Holiday Act in 1971.

On May 3, 2000, President Bill Clinton and The White House created the program for the ‘National Moment of Remembrance’, encouraging executive departments and agencies to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. local time, to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.

“I ask that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom,” said President Clinton, “ and to observe a universal ‘National Moment of Remembrance’ on Memorial Day.”

The Millburn Township Memorial Day Committee is monitoring the weather, as the current forecasts call for a 50% chance of rain on Monday morning. The remembrance ceremonies will not be affected by foul weather.  If parade is delayed or canceled, notice will be provided on and To receive breaking news alerts, please visit


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