Cranford to host Memorial Day Parade on May 30

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is hosting its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Line up begins at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, at 8:30 a.m. and marching commences at 9 a.m., ending with a traditional memorial ceremony at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue, between Riverside Drive and Central Avenue, at 10 a.m.

Joining the line of march is the VFW Color Guard, Grand Marshal John Abdul, U.S. Army VFW Post No. 335, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America No. 779, the Cranford High School Band, flag bearers carried by Boy Scout Troops 75 and 80, the mayor and Township Committee, Cranford Police Department, Cranford Fire Department, Cranford First Aid Squad, Cranford Council Knights Of Columbus, Union County Pipes and Drums Band, Military Transport Association, Cranford Historical Society, Hillside Avenue Band, Cranford Democratic Club, Azure-Masada Lodge No. 22 F & AM, Azure Chapter No. 87 Order of the Eastern Star, Union Chapter DeMolay, Cranford Republican Club, the Garwood mayor and Council, Garwood Fire Department, Garwood First Aid Squad, Sunny Acres Civic Group, Shining Stars, Cranford Elks No. 2006 Motorcycle Club, Car Group and other vehicles, Orange Avenue Band, Cranford Community of Girl Scouts, Boy Scout Troops 75 and 80, Cub Packs 75, 103 and 175, Cranford Lacrosse Club, Cranford Baseball and Softball League, Cranford Soccer and the Cranford Hockey Club.

The Cranford High School Madrigal Ensemble and the Cranford High School Band will provide musical selections at the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, services only will be at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., at 10 a.m. A limited number of American stick flags will be distributed to those along the parade route.

People are requested to wave their flags to show support of the various groups as they pass by. For information, call the Recreation and Parks Department at 908-709-7283.