NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Barbecues, buddies and burgers might typically be associated with this long holiday weekend. But there’s more to Memorial Day than summer fun.

The federal holiday is meant to honor military veterans who died while fighting for the U.S.

To that end, the Veterans Alliance of Raritan Valley will hold a parade on Monday, May 29, in New Brunswick.

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The event kicks off at 11 a.m. in Monument Square Park, according to the city government. From there, marchers will take to George and Albany streets, and into Highland Park.

The parade will end at the Doughboy Statue in the borough’s downtown neighborhood. Veterans and officials plan to hold a service at the end of the route.