Community Life

Scenes from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Memorial Day Concert

The Westfield Community Band will perform the 2018 Memorial Day Concert in Fanwood on Sunday, May 27. Credits: John Mooney
Vietnam veteran Ralph Checchio, a member of the Memorial Day Committee, welcomes the crowd. Credits: John Mooney
Grand marshal Joe McCourt reads a "letter from the front lines." Credits: John Mooney
Former Fanwood police chief Tony Parenti, a member of the Memorial Day Parade Committee. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella and Ralph Checchio Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr Credits: John Mooney
Declan Hanlon Credits: John Mooney
Pete and Judy Terry Credits: John Mooney
Nick DiNizo and Police captain Ted Conley Credits: John Mooney
Al Smith, Ted Spera, and Councilman Llewellyn Jones. Credits: John Mooney
Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella with her daughter, Alessandra, and husband Anthony. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Kevin Glover greets young concert-goer. Credits: John Mooney
Memorial Day Parade grand marshal Joe McCourt and his grandson, Declan Hanlon. Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with WWII veteran Edward Miller and TAPintoClark editor Susan Bonnell. Credits: John Mooney
Brianna and Ted Wilmont Credits: John Mooney
Bridget, Matt, and Andy Davis Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Veterans and local residents from both Scotch Plains and Fanwood came together at the Alan Augustine Green for the 5th annual Memorial Day Concert. 

The evening featured patriotic songs performed by the Westfield Community Band and the reading of letters from the front lines from soldiers who gave their lives in combat. 

Memorial Day services will take place -- rain or shine -- at the Fanwood Memorial Library at 9:00 a.m. and at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 10:00 a.m. With heavy rains predicted in the forecast, a decision will be made on Monday morning on whether the parade will go on. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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