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Posted on: April 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Township of Union Memorial Day Parade, Monday May 29th

Memorial Day Parade

- The Township of Union Veteran’s Alliance Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10:00 am on Monday, May 29th on High St and travel along Stuyvesant Ave as 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 Grand Marshal of the parade is Mike Yesenko. Yesenko is a World War II veteran, where he served as a combat infantryman. 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.

Featuring music by the Uptown String Band, floats, show cars, Clydesdale horses, military units and vehicles, and a historic was reenactment, the parade features something for people of all ages.  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 also present the opportunity for spectators to witness a Revolutionary War Battle reenactment at 11:30am as well as live cannon fire.

Residents are also encouraged to stop by Friberger Park, behind Town Hall, on May 28th 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.

New this year, you can easily register your non-profit organization to march in the parade by visiting and filling out the online form.

For additional information please contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer, Township of Union, 908-851-5096 or via email at

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