LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will commence at Little Falls School No. 3 and all participants will march up Main Street and down to Wilmore Park to complete the parade around 11:15 a.m.
After the parade concludes, a ceremony at Wilmore Park will be held to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces, with an expected start time of 11:15 a.m. Mayor James Damiano and members of the VFW posts in town will give speeches during the ceremonies planned for Saturday.
Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, who will be participating in the parade, noted that Saturday is all about honoring the memory of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“Memorial Day is when we honor the men and women who gave their lives protecting our freedom and our way of life,” said Damiano. “I’m honored to take part in the parade and the Memorial ceremonies, and I encourage residents to come out and support the parade and Memorial ceremony on Saturday.”
The Memorial Day Parade Committee consists of members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Town Council, Little Falls Police Department), Little Falls Fire Department, CERT Team, Department of Public Works and local residents committed to planning and executing a successful day of activities in town.
This year’s parade will feature the Passaic High School Marching Band, a number of antique cars, several youth organizations, local and county officials, Little Falls businesses and members of the local police and fire department.
In addition, several local organizations including the American Legion Posts 108 and 121 will host barbecues and events after the parade so residents are encouraged to stop by.
Residents are advised to avoid the center of town as several roads including Main Street will be closed for the duration of the parade, from about 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Chris Vancheri is a member of the Little Falls Town Council