Community Life

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parade Committee Seeks World War II Veterans

2781a1228a456017a390_Nettingham_-_Parade_-_Horton_photo.jpg
WWII vet and Tuskegee Airman Malcolm Nettingham served as the 2014 Memorial Day Parade grand marshal. Credits: Brian Horton
8dd155d1f1e4a23a42fc_Earl_Phillips_closeup.jpg
WWII vet Earl Phillips will be the 2015 Memorial Day Parade grand marshal. All local WWII veterans who are residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood are encouraged to participate by riding in a float that will carry them along the parade route. Credits: John Mooney
2781a1228a456017a390_Nettingham_-_Parade_-_Horton_photo.jpg
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On Monday, May 25, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade will pay tribute to American military personnel of all wars who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in service to their country.
 
This year’s parade theme is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.  The parade will recognize the dedication, commitment and sacrifice of the residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during from 1941-45.
 
 
The Parade Committee invites all local residents who are World War II veterans to participate in the parade. This invitation is extended to all veterans of the era, regardless of duty station, including stateside and overseas assignments.
 
The Parade Committee has made arrangements for a float to transport these special members of the Greatest Generation as they are applauded for their service to America by their fellow citizens along the parade route.

 
World War II veterans who are interested in joining their military comrades in the parade are asked to register with the Parade Committee by calling the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at (908) 939-8448. 
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control Says Lawsuit

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.

The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Union County College Commencement Ceremonies to be Held on May 23

May 22, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) will celebrate two Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The ceremonies will be led by the College’s President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, in the Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.

The first ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ba317921a2cba7b2db89_great_american_read

Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 1, 8:00 AM

Royce Brook Golf Club, Hillsborough Township

Liam's Room 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Giving Back Sports