F-16 fighter flyover and salute to veteran fireman planned for Morris Plains Memorial Parade, May 26

Borough School students re-enact Iwo Jima flag-raising, at Morris Plains Memorial Parade, May 27, 2017. Photo by Dave Sullivan.
Borough School students re-enact Iwo Jima flag-raising, at Morris Plains Memorial Parade, May 27, 2017. Photo by Dave Sullivan.
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From the Morris Plains Memorial Parade Committee:

Morris Plains Memorial Day Service and 32nd Annual Parade on Saturday, May 26th.

On Saturday, May 26th, at 9 AM, the Borough of Morris Plains, NJ, will hold its annual Memorial Day service at Robert’s Garden, at the corner of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way.

The traditional memorial service, conducted by members of the Morris Plains VFW Watnong Post 3401 and Denville American Legion Post 390, will be followed by comments from special guest speaker, state Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26th Dist.)

Then at 9:30 AM, the 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade will start near the intersection of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way.

The parade route travels south on Mountain Way, east on Rosedale Ave, then north along Speedwell Avenue, past the reviewing stand at the corner of Franklin Place, opposite the railroad station, and continues north up Littleton Road to Route 53 north where it ends at the VFW Watnong Post 3401.

This year the Grand Marshal is long time Morris Plains Volunteer Fireman Jack Van Orden, who is being honored for serving the Borough for more than 50 years in that capacity.

The Parade, the largest in Morris County, consists of more than 90 units representing local and county organizations, with 14 bands including the Orange High School Marching Tornadoes Band, the Wholly Brass Band, and new this year, the Passaic County Marching Band.

A highlight of the Parade will be an appearance by the Future Marines of RSS Northwest and an F-16 fighter jet flyover.

Also, look for the Eggland’s Best character and the Chick Fil-A Cow, “Eat Mo Chicken” mascot.

For additional information on Parade day activities, contact the Parade Chairman, Steve Welsh at 973-644-2746.

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