Parsippany pays tribute at festival honoring veterans


Salute of our Vets event at Smith Field continues Sunday, July 14

Despite the threat of rain, dozens of residents turned out for a special tribute to veterans Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 46 East.

Salute to our Vets is a two-day festival aimed at raising money for the nonprofit organizations N.J. Fallen Soldiers and Operation Chill Out, which aids homeless veterans. The festival also showcases free support services available for veterans.

The event features family fun as such as prize giveaways, live music, games, arts and crafts, food and more than 40 vendors.

Salute to our Vets is sponsored by the office of the Mayor of Parsippany, Extreme Energy Solutions of Ogdensburg, Graphic Images of Budd Lake and produced by Spirit of the Arts Foundation.

The event will continue on Sunday, July 14 from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00  for adults, $5.00 for children and free for children under seven and disabled veterans.