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Metuchen to hold 91st annual Memorial Day parade, ceremony

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Metuchen Police squad cars lined the streets at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jane Kimler, of Metuchen, and Marshmellow listen closely at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The United States Marine Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps made enterence to the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The United States Marine Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps made enterence to the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Police squad cars lined the streets at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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United States Army's Commander Walter Zjawin, celebrates the day with Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Boy Scouts of America Troop 14 of Metuchen's Color Guard made their enterance at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Boy Scouts of America Troop 14 of Metuchen were honored at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Harry Huber, of Edison, and Kenneth Vercammen of Metuchen speak at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Harry Huber, of Edison, and Kenneth Vercammen of Metuchen speak at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Resident Charlie Wilson looks on at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Resident Charlie Wilson looks on at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 14 Nathan Witkowski speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 14 Nathan Witkowski speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Father Edmund Zelley of St. Luke's Episcopal Chruch speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Local Residents used different means of transportation as this family rode their bicycles to the streets of Metuchen as locals gathered for the Memorial Day Parade that was held on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Maurice, of Metuchen, and Paityn Brown, 2, watched the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Maurice, of Metuchen, and Paityn Brown, 2, watched the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Local Residents at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony listen close at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano and retired United States Sergeant First Class Verna Martin pose for a photograph during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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United States Army's Commander Walter Zjawin, celebrates the day with United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Police squad cars lined the streets at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jane Kimler, of Metuchen, and Marshmellow listen closely at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Memorial Day Committee Co-Chairperson Jan Margolis speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The United States Marine Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps made enterence to the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The United States Marine Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps made enterence to the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Police squad cars lined the streets at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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United States Army's Commander Walter Zjawin, celebrates the day with Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Boy Scouts of America Troop 14 of Metuchen's Color Guard made their enterance at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Boy Scouts of America Troop 14 of Metuchen were honored at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Harry Huber, of Edison, and Kenneth Vercammen of Metuchen speak at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Harry Huber, of Edison, and Kenneth Vercammen of Metuchen speak at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Resident Charlie Wilson looks on at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Metuchen Resident Charlie Wilson looks on at the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 14 Nathan Witkowski speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 14 Nathan Witkowski speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Father Edmund Zelley of St. Luke's Episcopal Chruch speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Local Residents used different means of transportation as this family rode their bicycles to the streets of Metuchen as locals gathered for the Memorial Day Parade that was held on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Maurice, of Metuchen, and Paityn Brown, 2, watched the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Maurice, of Metuchen, and Paityn Brown, 2, watched the Metuchen Memorial Day Ceremony at the plaze on New Street in Metuchen on April 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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The Honorable Jonathon Busch, Mayor of Metuchen, speaks to the crowd at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Local Residents at the 91st Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony listen close at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Jerry Dixon, of New York, played bagpipes as locals gathered for the 91st Annual Memorial Day Ceremony that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano and retired United States Sergeant First Class Verna Martin pose for a photograph during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS
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United States Army's Commander Walter Zjawin, celebrates the day with United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Isabel Giordano during Metuchen's Memorial Day Parade that was held at the plaza on New Street on May 28.SCOTT JACOBS

METUCHEN – The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 91st Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony on Monday, May 28.

This year’s theme, “A Century of Service, Honoring our American Legion Post 65 & Boy Scout Troop 14” celebrates that both the local American Legion chapter and its sponsored scout troop are initiating their organizations’ centennial celebrations.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Edgar School on Brunswick Avenue, then travel north along Main Street to end at the newly finished plaza at the intersection of New and Pearl streets.

More than 40 units are expected to participate in the parade, including veterans groups, public officials and organizations, scout troops, ROTC units, youth groups, houses of worship, the Metuchen High School Marching Band, a variety of live entertainment, and more.

The 2018 grand marshals are Chief Warrant Officer Four Isabel Giordano, U.S. Navy Intelligence and Sgt. First Class Verna Martin, U.S. Army, a former drill sergeant. Both women have had significant overseas tours of duty, and Martin served in the Gulf War/Desert Storm.

The 2018 Reviewing Officer is retired Lt. Col. Richard Bordonaro of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Among his many tours, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Currently, he serves as an advisory board member and as the director of Military and Veterans Relations for the non-profit American Patriotic Services Organization.

The ceremony will begin immediately following the parade at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the plaza.

Soloist Danielle Illario will perform.

Metuchen students entering the military upon graduation are traditionally honored at the event, and this year will receive a special Centennial Medal from the American Legion.

Winners are chosen from each class for the Memorial Day Poster Contest, and the overall winner’s work is featured on the cover of the ceremony program and is honored at the event.

For more information, contact the chamber office at 732-548-2964 or metuchenchamber@optimum.net.

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