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Roselle and Roselle to Hold Events in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday both communities will be holding services in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Roselle: Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation will hold the Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. The route is as follows.

Participants will assemble at East 2nd Ave. and Harrison Streets at 9:30 a.m. 

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The Parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will conclude with speakers at the Roselle Public Library at West 4th Avenue. 

Immediately after the parade the American Legion located at 115 Grove Street, will host a free BBQ and picnic for all residents. 

The Borough of Roselle Park: Will be hosting their Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The Parade will begin at the Sherman School on East Grant Avenue and proceed past the reviewing stand on Chestnut Street and the corner of East Grant Avenue ending on the grounds of the Veterans’ Memorial Library.

Immediately after the parade, a memorial service will be held at the library to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country. The service will begin with an invocation by Rev. Fr. James F. Spera of the Church of the Assumption, followed by remarks by Mayor Carl A. Hokanson. 

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by members of the Roselle Park Scout Troops, followed by the National Anthem by Mariann Brenner. Afterward, the introduction of Post Commanders of American Legion Post #60, George Szollosi, and the Catholic War Veterans Post #866, and Union County American Legion Commander Michael Connelly.

The Mayor will welcome and present a proclamation to Grand Marshal Mr. Emil M. Trgala and will be followed by his remarks. The service will continue with remarks by state and county officials. A Military Medley by The Roselle Park High School Marching Band will be performed under the direction of Bob Masucci. The Mayor will read the Roselle Park Honor Roll of those who gave their lives for their country, followed by a gun salute by the American Legion Post #60 firing squad. Richard LaSalle and Michael Donoughue will play “Taps.” 

Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church will close the service with a benediction, followed by “God Bless America” performed by Councilman Thos Shipley, and the Memorial Service will end with bagpipes played by Pat Hinds.

After the service, the Mayor and Borough Council invite everyone to the town picnic at the Casano Community Center where they will serve hot food to all residents.

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