For Immediate Release – May 28, 2021
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – In honor of those who gave their lives while fighting for our freedom, Middletown Township will be holding its annual Memorial Day Parade at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 31st. The 2-mile parade will begin at Bayshore Middle School (834 Leonardville Road) and conclude at Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road).
A variety of organizations will be participating in the parade, including the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Color Guard, dignitaries, local Scout troops, first responders, horses, antique cars and motorcycle groups, as well as 60 bikers.
The parade will end at the World War II Monument at Croydon Hall where “Taps” will be played to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“People often associate Memorial Day Weekend with barbecues and beaches and forget the true meaning behind this holiday,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “On this Memorial Day, please remember those who have served our nation and gave their lives in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy day. They are true heroes, and we should honor and remember them, not just on Memorial Day but every day.”
The Township encourages the community to line the streets along the parade route to show support for our veterans and honor those we lost. For more information about the parade and to view the route, visit www.middletownnj.org/parade.