UNION, NJ – The Township of Union Veteran’s Alliance Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 29 on High St and travel along Stuyvesant Avenue. The parade is a tribute those who have died in service of the United States of America.
“Not only is this an exciting and fun event for the entire family, but a way for us- as a community- to come together to remember those who gave their lives in honor of our freedom,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.
This year’s parade Grand Marshal is World War II combat infantryman veteran Mike Yesenko. According to a press release from the Township of Union, Yesenko is “a man who dedicated his life to helping others and the community.” He was a teacher in Union for many years, and has been a dedicated member of the Township of Union History society.
The parade will feature music by the Uptown String Band, floats, show cars, Clydesdale horses, military units and vehicles, and a historic war reenactment. For best viewing, watch the parade from Pearl Harbor Square on Stuyvesant Ave.
The closing ceremony, at Veteran’s Honor Roll and Memorial Park, will present the opportunity for spectators to witness a Revolutionary War Battle reenactment at 11:30 a.m. as well as live cannon fire.
Residents are also encouraged to stop by Friberger Park, behind Town Hall, on May 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to experience the Pre-Memorial Day Revolutionary War Encampment, featuring American and British Crown Forces and historical demonstrations.
Non-profit organizations can easily register to march in the parade by visiting uniontownship.com and filling out the online form.