North Plainfield kicked off its Memorial Day weekend on Friday with the High School flag ceremony, and the rededication of the Blue Star Memorial Drive.

Today there is a series of five events starting at 9:00 and ending around 11:30.  Residents and others wishing to commemorate the day can attend one, a few or all of the events.  Community groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lions Club, VFW Post and more will be presenting wreaths and remembering soldiers who died in the service of the United States.

Green Brook dignitaries, community groups and its Fire/EMS will be participating in the Dunellen Parade beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Library and ending with a ceremony at Washington Park.  The American Legion will have refreshments afterwards.

The North Plainfield events are:

  • 9:00 a.m. at the Vermeule Cemetery that includes soldiers from as far back as the Revolutionary War [map]
  • 9:30 there will be a ceremony at the Fire Bell at the North Plainfield Fire House [map]
  • 10:00 move to the cemetary on Brook Avenue [map]
  • 10:30 at the World War II monument at the North Plainfield Library [map]
  • 11:00 at the Memorial Park at the corner of Willow, Myrtle and Washington Avenues [map]