Bayonne Memorial Day Parade takes place May 26

BAYONNE – The city’s Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 26 at Fifth Street and Broadway and continue up the avenue until its conclusion at 32nd Street, at the reviewing stand in front of American Legion Post 19, 683 Broadway.
The parade pays tribute to the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, and Navy.
Marine Corps League Bayonne Detachment 191 is the lead post this year, and the group has dedicated the parade to the 220 U.S. Marines and 21 other military personnel killed during the barracks attack in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, as well as the 58 French soldiers killed at a different location.
This year’s grand marshal is Martin Wilk, a Marine Corps corporal who served during the Korean War.
Parade spokesman John Zmyslowski urges Bayonne residents to take time to watch the event.
“Support the veterans that are there, all veterans, and the memory of all veterans,” he said. “Especially the ones that didn’t make it back; they’re the ones that made the big sacrifice.” – Joseph Passantino

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