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Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2017 Memorial Weekend Events Announced


SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2017 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that its annual concert and parade will be held on Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29, respectively. The concert is entitled A Tribute to Fallen Heroes, while the theme of this year’s parade is They Gave Their Tomorrows… For Our Todays.

Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, May 28)
The sixth annual Memorial Day Concert will take place at the Alan Augustine Village Green on Park Avenue, adjacent to the Scotch Plains Municipal Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Full Count Big Band will play patriotic tunes and traditional marches. The program will include the reading of letters written by members of the U.S. military to their loved ones back home.

Memorial Day Ceremonies (Monday, May 29)
There will be a memorial service and presentation of wreaths at 9:00 a.m. at the Fanwood Memorial Library at 5 Forest Road at Tillotson Road.  A memorial tribute and laying of wreaths will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Gazebo on Park Avenue and Front Street in downtown Scotch Plains,

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Memorial Day Parade (Monday, May 29)
Starting at 10:45 a.m. at the Gazebo in downtown Scotch Plains, the 2017 Memorial Day Parade will proceed along Park Avenue to Martine Avenue into downtown Fanwood. The parade ends at La Grande Park in Fanwood.

The annual parade is funded by the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood. The concert is presented through the generosity of local donors – individuals, businesses and community organizations – that underwrite the expenses of staging the concert.

For those individuals or organization interested in participating in the parade or making a donation to support the concert, please contact Bob LaCosta at the Township of Scotch Plains at (908) 939-8448 or

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