On Saturday, May 27th, at 9:00 AM, the Borough of Morris Plains, NJ, will hold its annual Memorial Day service at Roberts 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 our special guest speaker, Lt. Colonel Alexander D. Burgos from Picatinny Arsenal.
Then at 9:30 AM, the 37th Annual Memorial Day Parade will start near the intersection of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way. The parade 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.
In 2023, our Grand Marshal is Lt. Michael E. Rolph. He is being honored for 25 years of dedicated service to the Borough as a valued member of the Morris Plains Police Department. Mike is a dedicated member of the Parade Committee and a member of the 9/11 Memorial Committee. Mike is also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Mike is joined by his wife, Kara and daughter, Amber in the Central Park Carriage.
The Parade, the largest in Morris County, consists of 100 units representing local and county organizations with 16 bands including the Orange High School Marching Tornadoes Band, the Salaam Shrine Temple Oriental Band, the Rory O’Moore Pipe Band, the Morris County Police Pipes and Drums, the Denville String Band, and featured at the end of the Parade, the Morristown High School Marching Colonials.
Highlights of the Parade will be an appearance by the Future Marines of RSS Northwest and the Mega Robot.
Also, once again, The Golden Gup and Lulu will appear and play patriotic tunes while Korean War Veteran, Dudley Werner and Mickey and Minnie Mouse accompany them.
For additional information on Parade day activities, contact the Parade Chairman, Steve Welsh at 973-644-2746.