November 5, 2023
Start: Bayview Elementary School (300 Leonardville Road)
End: VFW Post 2179 (1 Veterans Lane, Port Monmouth)
Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, November 5, 2023
The 66th annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 5th. The parade is sponsored by VFW Post 2179 and the Township of Middletown. The parade will assemble at 12:30 PM at Bayview Elementary School and step off at 1:00 PM. Parade announcements will be made at the podium located at Strollo's Lighthouse (83 Leonardville Road) in Belford.
The approximately 2.3-mile route will begin at Bayview Elementary School, travel down Leonardville Road and proceed through Campbell’s Junction, turn right at Cherry Tree Farm Road, turn right onto Wilson Avenue, and turn right at Garrett Place, ending at the rear entrance to VFW Post 2179. Refreshments will be served at VFW Post 2179 (1 Veterans Lane, Port Monmouth) immediately following the parade.
Veterans Day History
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.