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Manalapan, New Jersey Memorial Day Celebration!

What better way to kick off the summer season than with a parade!


memorial day balloons

Each year, Manalapan Township celebrates Memorial Day with a parade down Main Street!

It is a wonderful opportunity for marchers and spectators to show their community spirit by celebrating Memorial Day together, as a township.

The parade starts at Manalapan's Municipal Complex, travels past the Recreation Center through the heart of Englishtown and finishing up at the American Legion Hall on Sanford Street.

As a Girl Scout Leader and Mom, I've been marching with my kids for years and think I will miss it some day!

Families line the street waving and cheering.  Parade marchers come prepared with treats to throw to the kids who are watching and eagerly waiting to snatch a lollipop or piece of candy!



Manalapan Memorial


Manalapan High School Marching Band led the way followed by numerous Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops.  There were police cars and fire trucks, and even Uncle Sam made an appearance on stilts!!

There were representatives from Manalapan's local government and many were hoping for their 15 minutes of fame when the local news channel showed up!

Last, and most certainly not least, on hand were many township veterans showing their support and pride as the community came together to remember the many people who gave their life for their country and to support the American soldiers who risk their lives every day for our safety.




Manalapan Township Memorial Day Parade


I hope all my Manalapan neighbors, friends and family had a wonderful, safe Memorial Day Weekend!  Best wishes for a very fun filled summer!


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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

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Comment balloon 6 commentsGail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio • May 25 2009 07:54PM


JoAnna I hope you and your family had an awesome Memorial Day weekend!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Jo,  Love you photos!  Looks like a really fun time.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

It was a great time!  Of course, I didn't mention that while the kids were tossing candy, I was handing out my business cards!  I'll do anything for some free exposure!!  LOL

Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) over 9 years ago

JoAnna, it looks like there was a heaping helping of patriotism at that parade! I love the fancy flag balloon! Good for you that you and the Girl Scouts participated in the parade......isn't it fun!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 9 years ago

Great post about a special event in your hometown.

When my son was a cub scout, he marched in the 4th of July parades. Too bad I wasn't a Realtor then, I would've passed out my cards as well!

Recognized your little one in one of the could I not!

And that HAS to be Cathy's oldest in another I right?

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/ over 9 years ago

Yes!  Those are our girls.

It was a good time.  The kind of thing you dread before you get there, but loving it when it starts.


Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) over 9 years ago