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☷ Summit New Jersey - Annual Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday May 30 at 10AM
Summit , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Summit annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony will take place on Monday , May 30 at 10AM . The parade honors the men and women who have lost their lives in military service to our country . It will begin at 25 Deforest Avenue and proceed to the Village Green .
Sponsored by the Summit Memorial Day Committee and the Summit Fourth of July and Celebration Committee , the parade will be led by members of the Summit American Legion Post #322 . Summit civic and school groups are encouraged to participate and march along with veterans . The Summit High School marching band , Summit Police Department , Summit Fire Department , Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad , and scout troops will also march in the parade . All participating organizations should line up in the parking lot behind 25 Deforest Avenue at 9:30AM .
Spectators are encouraged to gather on Deforest Avenue , Beechwood Road , Union Place , and along Maple Street to the Village Green . Flags will be distributed to the crowd by veterans along the parade route , donated by local business Annin & Co . Veterans who are unable to march may request a ride in the parade; please meet members of the American Legion at the start of the parade route at 25 Deforest Avenue to request assistance .
The ceremony on the Village Green will feature music from the Summit High School marching band , a rifle salute and wreath - laying , and a special performance of Taps . A Summit Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by Mayor Nora Radest , followed by readings from local students . Veterans who attend the ceremony will receive a 2022 commemorative coin in recognition of , and appreciation for , their service . Free hot dogs and cold drinks will be served on the Village Green courtesy of the Summit Elks Lodge .
The ceremony will also include a groundbreaking for a new monument honoring those who served and died in World War 2 , Korea , and Vietnam , and another to recognize those who served during the Global War on Terror .
May 30 , 2022 , marks the five - year anniversary of the death of Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino . SPD members will wear a commemorative arm band for the parade , to honor Detective Tarentino’s life and career with the Summit Police Department .
To register your organization to march in the parade , contact David Guida at
dguidajr@cityofsummit . org
. More information is available at
www . summitcommunityprograms . com
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