The Township of Weehawken will host its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 beginning at 9:30 am. The starting point for the parade is Highpoint and Gregory Avenues. The parade will wind its way through the community, eventually ending at approximately 11 am at Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boulevard East, where patriotic exercises and a ceremony will be held.
Mayor Richard Turner stated, “Memorial Day is the day when we, as a community, come together to honor those who left Weehawken when our country needed them and never returned. We honor these heroes who served our country and community as members of our armed forces. We should never forget their personal sacrifice or the family and friends they left behind. Our fallen have taught us the value of Freedom, of Honor, and Love of Country. Weehawken has a strong history of service as shown by those whose names are inscribed on our memorial monuments on Boulevard East. They have taught us to face the challenges of today, without fear and with hope. We mourn them and everything they lost and never had a chance to experience. We honor their memories and let us strive to live up to what we owe them, each and every day of our own lives. Let this Memorial Day be a remembrance of past heroes who have helped shape our country and this wonderful community we get to call home. May God watch over all who continue to serve to keep our nation free.”
The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Joseph J. Rovito of the U.S. Marine Corps.
In the event of rain, the Memorial Day ceremonies will be held inside the Weehawken High School gymnasium at 11 am.