The Annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27, beginning at 9am at the World War I Monument Circle (Memorial Plaza) on E. Broad St. Bring the kids downtown, gather on either side of E. Broad St., and enjoy the festivities!
Participating organizations marching in the parade are requested to be at the Lord & Taylor West parking lot by 8 a.m. where line-of-march positions will be assigned. Bob D’Arecca, chaplain for the American Legion post, will offer the opening prayer and benediction. Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle will express her thoughts on the importance of Memorial Day. Kerry Stubs will sing an a cappella rendition of “God Bless America,” and Bob Wade is set to play bagpipes during the ceremony. The Westfield High School Chorale Group, conducted by John Brzozowski, will sing the “Star Spangled Banner.” The Westfield High School Marching Band, led by Chris Vitali, will play music along the parade route. The Westfield Community Band will offer various patriotic tunes throughout the parade route. Ted Schlosberg from the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will direct the “Echo Taps Ensemble” with trumpeters Glen Parisi, Dan Sugarman, Duncan Cook and Stas Staszakharenko as a tribute to fallen veterans. Schlosberg has played taps for 59 years for various veteran ceremonies throughout the state.
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