Parsippany’s Memorial Day Parade was a huge success

The Memorial Day Parade started at Sylvan Way and Littleton Road, continued up Littleton Road until Rita Drive, where the Master of Ceremonies, Joseph Weisberg announced each participant. Memorial Day is not all sunshine, car clearance sales, department store sales, vacationing at the shore or hot dogs — it’s a day for remembrance. It was originally called Decoration Day.

To honor the deceased, soldiers would decorate graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, flags and wreaths. Hence Decoration Day. Although Memorial Day became its official title in the 1880s, the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., William DeGrosky, Commander American Legion Post 451, Council Vice President Robert Peluso and Councilman Louis Valori
An Army Jeep makes it way up Littleton Road during Parsippany’s Memorial Day Parade
The VFW marching in the Memorial Day Parade
Mary Lubrano a 25 year member of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills
Nick Cerbo and Michael J. dePierro
Boy Scout Troop 72
Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Unit with Louis Yuliano waving to the people watching Parsippany’s Memorial Day Parade
Four year old Samantha Hesterman and four year old Leah Jolley watching the Memorial Day Parade
Mount Tabor Volunteer Fireman Tim Carducci waving to the people watching Parsippany’s Memorial Day Parade
The clowns were everywhere
The Kiwanis K-Kids of Littleton School marching with Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Carol Teisi

For a complete photo gallery from Parsippany’s Memorial Day Parade, visit Parsippany’s Focus Facebook page by clicking here.