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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parade Committee Seeks World War II Veterans

WWII vet and Tuskegee Airman Malcolm Nettingham served as the 2014 Memorial Day Parade grand marshal. Credits: Brian Horton
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
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. 

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