Manchester Township and the Department of Recreation are proud to announce that the annual Memorial Day Parade has been scheduled for Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Grand Army Memorial in Pine Lake Park.

Marchers will begin their journey to the Memorial, located at Wellington Avenue and Oakdale Street, at 10 a.m. from the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard and Southampton Boulevard. Once the parade reaches the Memorial, guest speakers and Township officials will offer remarks commemorating the day.

Parade participants will gather at 9:15 a.m. at Commonwealth Boulevard and Southampton Boulevard. Street parking for the free event is available on roads near the Memorial except for Oakdale.

As always, groups are invited to march in the parade. The Township also welcomes all to place wreaths or flowers at the Memorial. Any group that would like to place a wreath at the Memorial should call the Department of Recreation at 732-657-8121, ext. 5102 to register.

Manchester Township is continuing the tradition of inviting children to adorn their bicycles with patriotic decorations and take part in the parade. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated bicycles. All children who participate are required to wear a proper bicycle helmet.

Each year the parade alternates between the east and west sides of the Township, with last year’s commemoration being held at World War II Memorial Park in Whiting. We hope to see many of Manchester Township’s residents at the Grand Army Memorial Park as we honor those who proudly served our country.