Local Memorial Day Remembrances and Parades


The Township of Montclair will hold its annual Memorial Day tribute on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. in Edgemont Memorial Park. Mayor Sean Spiller will be Master of Ceremonies.

Attending will be representatives from veterans organizations which include the Crawford Crews American Legion Post 251, Lt. Vincent J. Russo American Legion Post 382, Disabled American Veterans, Daughters of the American Revolution Eagle Rock Chapter, as well as members of the Montclair Red Cross.

The Montclair Community Band will perform immediately prior to and after the ceremony. The Police Honor Guard will open the program with the Advance of Colors and will conclude the ceremony with the Retirement of Colors.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be canceled. A video tribute will air on TV34.

Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge holds its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday. The parade assembles at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Baldwin Street and marches to the memorial in front of the Ridgewood Avenue School where a service is held.


Broad Street in Bloomfield will be closed on Monday between 7AM – 2PM for the 2022 Township of Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade.


The Township of Verona will hold a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th starting at 10:00am and followed by a ceremony at Verona Town Hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave.

West Essex

West Essex holds its annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 30. Step-off is 9:30am. The parade line of march continues 1 mile along Bloomfield Avenue and concludes with a Memorial Day ceremony at Crane Park in West Caldwell.

On Tuesday, May 24th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (seventh from left) hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with he County Executive are (from left) Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne, Commissioners Patricia Sebold, retired Navy and Naval Reservist Bill Squires from West Orange, Commissioner Len Luciano, U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill, County Administrator Robert Jackson, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Commissioner Tyshammie Cooper, Register Juan Rivera, Commissioner Romaine Graham, Surrogate Alturrick Kenney, Clarence Jackson from DAV Chapter 3 in Newark, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, Senate Majority Leader and Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz, Essex County Juvenile Detention Center Director Dennis Hughes, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin and Prosecutor Ted Stephens. Opened in September 2009, the 2.7-acre park and the Essex County Armed Forces Memorial are dedicated to the men and women who served as members in the U.S. military. It has become a tranquil place for veterans to find solace and a constant reminder about the great contributions they have made to our country. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

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