MOUNTAINSIDE — On Monday, May 25, Mountainside will sponsor a Memorial Day Ceremony followed by a parade honoring those who have died in our nation’s service.
The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans flagpole monument on Constitution Plaza located between the Fire House & Library. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, Veterans, Scouts, Rescue Squad, Fire Department, Police and community groups will parade toward Deerfield School.
The parade will proceed from Constitution Plaza up to Bridle Path to Wood Valley Road to Central Ave. before ending in the Deerfield School parking lot. The parade is expected to end at 12:30 p.m.
The Grand Marshall of Mountainside’s parade will be Norman Hobbib. Hobbib served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943 to 1946; 16 weeks of Infantry Basic with the 66th Division at Camp Blanding, Florida; 12 months in ASTP at Georgetown University, Washington, DC; 12 weeks of Medical Basic at Camp Crowder, Missouri; 12 weeks of Surgical Tech School at Brooke General Hospital, San Antonio, Texas; and 7 months in the Pacific Theater, Philippines, serving as a Surgical Technician.
The Mountainside Memorial Day Parade Committee is comprised of individuals representing the VFW, Mayor and Borough Council, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Fire Department and Rescue Squad and others.
These groups came together to bring a fitting Memorial Day event to the town of Mountainside as an honor to their own brave citizens who have fought and sacrificed in wars.
The Committee hopes that citizens come out in force to show appreciation for their Veterans as Mountainside memorializes their heroes in this way.
For more information about the parade, contact Deanna Andre at 908-244-4111.