Memorial Day observances set around the region

Princeton to hold Saturday parade; Montgomery sets June 6 ceremony; West Windsor plans Monday parade.

By: The Packet Staff
   Memorial Day observances are planned in Princeton, Montgomery and West Windsor in the coming days. Here’s a breakdown of events:
   Memorial Day observances will be held Saturday, with a parade at 10 a.m. and ceremony at 11 a.m., both sponsored by the nonprofit Spirit of Princeton.
   The parade will begin on Nassau Street at Princeton Avenue, continue past the reviewing stand at Palmer Square’s Tiger Park and end at the Princeton Battle Monument at Borough Hall, where the ceremony will be held.
   The parade will be led by the Princeton Borough Police Department and color guard, followed by the Princeton Township Police Department and color guard.
   Following will be the Colonial Musketeers Fife & Drum Corps, government officials, Pemberton High School Junior ROTC, American Legion posts 76 and 218, veterans, Trenton Central High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and MacGregor Pipe Band.
   Also in the parade will be the Princeton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Morven Society, Children of the American Revolution; Princeton-Pettoranello Sister City Foundation; and Central Jersey Antique Car Club.
   Bands from Hightstown High School and Burlington City High School will march in the parade, as well as Steam Calliope.
   Numerous Scout troops will be represented, as well as the Princeton Soccer Association and Princeton Girls Softball Association. And there will be a patriotic bike brigade.
   The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad and Princeton Fire Department will conclude the line of march.
   The events will be held rain or shine.
   Memorial Day will be celebrated a little late this year in Montgomery with the groundbreaking of the Montgomery Veterans Memorial on Monday, June 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the memorial’s future site — the Montgomery Park arboretum near Pike Brook footbridge.
   The ceremony, hosted by the Veterans Memorial Committee, includes posting the colors, patriotic music and speakers who will address the importance of honoring Montgomery veterans, said a township-issued announcement. The actual groundbreaking portion of the ceremony will then follow.
   Signs to the event location will be posted and parking will be available at the Montgomery Park lower parking area by the concession stand.
West Windsor
   Monday’s Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.
   The High School North marching band will lead the parade down Clarksville Road to the Municipal Center.
   The parade will also feature local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, the police honor guard, West Windsor and Princeton Junction volunteer fire companies, Twin W Rescue Squad, VFW Post 925 and American Legion Post 76. The mayor and Township Council members will also march in the parade.
   Following the parade, a memorial ceremony will be held at the Municipal Center.