Parsippany holds Annual Memorial Day Parade

Residents were cheering for the red, white, and blue at Parsippany's Memorial Day Parade

PARSIPPANY — Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation, while also honoring those who serve today.

The sidewalks along North Beverwyck Road were lined with residents who came out to thank the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our Freedom.

The parade started at 12:00 Noon at North Beverwyck Road at Katherine Drive and ended at the reviewing stand on North Beverwyck Road at Volunteers Park.

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.