PARSIPPANY — Saturday provided ideal weather conditions for the Rainbow Lakes Annual Memorial Day Parade. The perfect weather added to the event’s atmosphere, fully allowing participants and spectators to enjoy the commemorative occasion.
The parade route commenced at the Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Firehouse and extended through the streets of Rainbow Lakes, culminating at Rainbow Park. At Rainbow Park, a solemn memorial service was conducted, honoring and remembering those who have sacrificed in service to their country. The parade and subsequent service provided a meaningful tribute to the significance of Memorial Day.
Russell Greuter, the Chief of Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department District 2, played a vital role in the success of the Memorial Day Parade. With his exceptional leadership and expertise, he skillfully organized and coordinated the department’s participation, ensuring a seamless and well-executed procession. Chief Greuter’s presence exemplified the unwavering dedication and commitment of the entire fire department to safeguarding and serving the Rainbow Lakes community. His leadership and contribution were instrumental in making the parade meaningful and memorable.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Justin Musella, Mayor James Barberio, Councilman Frank Neglia, Councilman Paul Carifi Jr., Former Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, and Council Vice President Michael dePierro all actively participated in the parade. Their presence demonstrated their deep commitment to serving the community and supporting the Memorial Day commemoration. As they marched with pride and dedication, their involvement further emphasized their invaluable contributions to the community and their respect for the traditions upheld by the Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.
The CúChullain Pipe Band, Parsippany’s hometown Pipe Band, notably contributed to the Memorial Day parade. With their unwavering dedication to preserving and propagating traditional Celtic music, the band showcased their talent and added a vibrant and cultural element to the procession. Their participation in the parade honored the spirit of the occasion and further highlighted the diverse musical traditions present within the community.