NUTLEY, NJ - On Monday, the township’s annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off after Remembrance Ceremonies by the VFW and Nutley Fire Department. 

The Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 493.  Following the Remembrance Ceremony, the community will honoring Nutley's fallen firefighters at the Public Safety Building at 10:30 a.m..The Memorial Day Parade opening ceremonies and welcome will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Park Oval. 

The parade route is the same as previous years – Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue to Centre Street to Franklin Avenue, with the reviewing stage in front of JHW Middle School.  Rev. Pam Bakal will offer the prayers at the opening ceremonies and this year’s Grand Marshall is John P. McGuire.

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“The Memorial Day Parade serves as a tribute to honor all of our U.S. service men and women who have honorably served and made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation” said Mayor Scarpelli

Mayor Scarpelli and the Board of Commissioners will be inviting family members of soldiers, both past and present, to march in the parade, and will be collecting names of those in our community who are currently serving.  These names will be added to an already existing banner which will proudly be carried throughout the parade, and then displayed on the Nutley Park Oval fence outside of the Town Hall. 

Mayor Scarpelli and the Board of Commissioners would also like to thank the volunteers who placed American Flags on the gravestones of service members at the cemeteries in town.

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