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Lambertville to hold annual Memorial Day Parade

Army Veteran Robert Looby, of Pittstown, to Keynote Commemoration Ceremony

Lambertville will continue its long-standing tradition of honoring the military men and women from throughout the South Hunterdon community who gave their lives in service to our nation with the annual Memorial Day Parade and commemorative ceremony on Monday, May 27th.

At the conclusion of the parade, a formal commemoration ceremony will be held in the gazebo at Sheridan Park. The keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony is U.S. Army Veteran and Pittstown resident Robert Looby, a member of the New Jersey Veterans’ Services Council Member and former trustee of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Trustee, who currently is also engaged in providing job-training and career-advancement programs for veterans.

The parade will step-off from the corner of North Union and Cherry streets at 9 a.m., and will follow North Union Street to Mount Hope Street, before returning north on Main Street and ending at Mary Sheridan Park on York Street.

Community organizations and area students are encouraged to participate and march in the parade with floats, bands, and decorated bicycles.
During the parade, representatives from VFW Post 7921 and American Legion Post 120 will stop to place a wreath at the City’s War Memorial located outside City Hall. Joining the veterans will be Mayor Julia Fahl and members of City Council, among other local dignitaries and representatives.

Parade participants are asked to arrive at 8:15 a.m. at the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy located on Cherry Street. Emergency Services Vehicles joining the parade are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. and to line up on the west side of South Main Street north of the Cherry Street intersection.

All questions regarding the parade should be directed to the Clerk’s Office by calling 609-397-0110 or sending an email to cityclerk@lambertvillenj.org.