WARREN, NJ - Thousands of Warren residents and guests lined the sidewalks and grassy hills of Mountain Boulevard on Monday for the annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Personnel from the Warren Township Police Department, Fire Department and the Rescue Squad marched in the parade, as did elected officials from the township and the Board of Education and members of many community organizations including the Elks, the Warren Lions and Leo's Clubs, the Cub Scouts, the Girl Scouts, Brownie troops, the Watchung Hills Regional High School Marching Band, the Warren Middle School Band, WBSI Buddy Ball and many more.
Freedom isn't free. “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman
And, an Apache helicopter stirred up the town when the chopper was seen and heard overhead a little late arriving for the parade. Following the parade, residents and guests gathered for a Memorial Service and wreath lying at the Veteran's Monument in the center of the Municipal Complex with refreshments following at the American Legion, 12 Community Place.