Hightstown schedules 96th annual Memorial Day parade

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Seven-year-old James Halligan of East Windsor holds a flag and honors U.S. veterans during the 2016 Hightstown-East Windsor Memorial Day Parade.

Mike Morsch, Regional Editor
Hightstown resident Irving Schrom, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, will be among three grand marshals of the 96th annual Hightstown Memorial Day Parade., Also serving as grand marshals are two Korean War veterans, Henry Floyd and Alvin Miller., The title of this year’s parade is “Honoring Those Who Answer the Call.”, The parade will be held on Monday, May 29, and kick off at 9 a.m. from the corner of Dutch Neck Road  and Stockton Street.  It will move down Stockton Street, turn on to Bank Street and then right on to Main Street., There will be ceremonies at the two memorials in front of the library, as well as a wreath-laying ceremony from a boat on Peddie Lake., After the speeches at the reviewing stand in front of the firehouse, the parade moves up Main Street to Dutch Neck Road and ends at the VFW.  There will be a picnic/barbecue at the VFW and a display of antique cars. The Joint Bases-MDL, as well as the Army National Guard, are expected to participate in the parade.