Don’t Rain On My Parade as the Memorial Day Parade begins


PARSIPPANY — As  Barbra Streisand said “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” and that is exactly what happen in Parsippany on Monday. The parade started at 12:00 Noon, and the rain ended.

East Hanover, Roxbury, Caldwell, Cedar Grove all cancelled their parades and Boonton moved their parade to 11:00 a.m. inside Town Hall, but Parsippany remembered the many who died in active military service. In previous years, Former Mayor Mimi Letts always said “The vets marched in the war, so we can march in the rain.”

The parade started at Katherine Drive along North Beverwcyk Road and ended at the Grand Stand located in front of the Rite Aid / Quick Chek shopping center. Distinguished township chiropractor, Dr. Phil Santiago, served as emcee and introduced each group as they approached the reviewing stand.

A large crowd gathered at the corner of North Beverwcyk Road and Lakeshore Drive being entertained by jugglers and other street performers until the parade arrived, led by the Parsippany High School Marching Band.

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