Two services and a parade will mark the Memorial Day holiday this year in South Brunswick and Cranbury, officials said.

In South Brunswick, there are two services scheduled for Monday, starting with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9111 on Henderson Road at 10 a.m., followed by another service at the American Legion Post 401 on Major Road at 11 a.m., officials said Tuesday.

“We encourage everyone to attend at least one of the events,” Councilman Joe Camarota said during Tuesday night’s Township Council meeting. “It is something to honor and acknowledge our veterans. They deserve it.”

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In addition, residents are reminded that no recycling or garbage will be collected on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

All material will be picked up on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Questions may be directed to South Brunswick Recycling Department at (732)329-4000, ext. 7274.

Cranbury will mark the holiday with its annual parade.

The 84th Annual Cranbury Lions Club Memorial Day Parade will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, the township announced on its website.

The parade features local veterans, a Dixieland band, a pipe and drum band, a polka band, Civil War Re-Enactors, decorated bicycles, antique cars, floats, fire-fighting and first aid equipment, and several marching groups.

It will begin at the corner of South Main Street and Cranbury Station Road, head north on Main Street to Plainsboro Road, then Maplewood Avenue, Park Place East and then south on Main Street, ending at the Cranbury Fire House and Memorial Park. 

The streets will be closed starting around 12:30 p.m., according to the township.

Immediately following the parade, the Lions will host a post–Parade Ceremony featuring a key-note speech from Cranbury Mayor Dave Cook.

The Lions will also announce the winners of the Bicycle Decoration Contest and the three Spring Raffle winners following the Memorial Service, according to the club.

The public is welcome at all the events.

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