The City of Lambertville announced today that it will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.
The parade starts at 9 a.m., and follows a route from North Union and Cherry streets to Mary Sheridan Park on York Street.
The grand marshals for the parade are Amos Hendricks, Joe Skillodge, Michael Welsh and Victor Rose. The organizers of the parade are Norbert Rosso, commander of Lambertville American Legion Post 120, N.J. State Adjutant John Baker, The American Legion, and George Hambach, commander of Lambertville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7921.
Following the parade, Lambertville officials will host a commemorative ceremony honoring those who served their country with special guest speaker Colonel Patrick M. Kennedy, the 108th Wing Commander for the New Jersey Air National Guard.
The 108th Wing provides rapid global airpower to support both Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. In addition, the Wing deploys expeditionary forces in support of worldwide combat, contingency and humanitarian efforts. The state mission is to support the Governor of New Jersey in disaster or domestic emergency response situations. Colonel Kennedy flew combat support sorties for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, deploying multiple times.
The ceremony will take place in Mary Sheridan Park located on York Street. Immediately following the ceremony, attendees are invited to the American Legion located at 320 North Union St. for the annual picnic.