RED BANK, NJ – Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

 Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

The Borough will be conducting a parade to honor our nation’s Veterans and fallen heroes on May 27th, gathering at 11:00am at Irving Place and Arthur Place.

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The parade will begin at 12:00pm and proceed towards the Veterans’ Monument on Monmouth Street.

 A ceremony will follow around 12:45pm consisting of guest speakers, musical performances, placing of wreaths and more.

In the event of rain, the Parade will be canceled.  The Ceremony will move indoors at the Red Bank ELKS Lodge at 12:45pm.

To watch a moving Memorial Day Tribute given by President Ronald Reagan, click HERE.

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