Chamber of Commerce Begins Prep for Memorial Day Festivities


On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, Metuchen Brownies and Daisies celebrated Earth Day and helped to prepare the town for Memorial Day.  Each year the Metuchen Garden Club works diligently to beautify Memorial Park in Metuchen by planting flowers prior to Memorial Day to honor those that have served or are currently serving our country.  This year the Garden Club teamed up with Brownies and Daisies, who cleaned the park and assisted  the ladies of the Garden Club by planting daisies between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.


"The effort from both of these volunteer organizations is truly appreciated, and the timing couldn't be better as the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce prepares for the Memorial Day Parade, slated to take place on Monday, May 25, at 10:00 am," stated Jan Margolis, Memorial Day Parade Committee Chair.

The Memorial Day Parade is a long-standing tradition in Metuchen--the first one was held on May 30, 1927.  The parade will take place rain or shine and will begin in Metuchen's Pearl Street parking lot.  The parade will continue across Center St., turn right (north) onto Route 27, and right onto Main Street through the tree-lined streets of downtown and turn right onto High Street and then right again onto Lake Avenue where it will end at Memorial Park with a brief ceremony.

The Memorial Day Parade Committee invites all veterans and Active Duty Personnel that will be home on leave to join us in this important celebration.  Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, and other marching groups interested in participating in this year's parade, should contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce by Tuesday, May 19, so that arrangements can be made for their participation. 

For more information contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-548-296


Well put!!! I also urge everyone to fight off the gravitational pull of the beer truck and stay for the ceremony.

This is truly a great day here in Metuchen to honor all the men and women who have served our country both past and present, no matter your politics or how you feel about war.
So many participate in the parade yet the best part is the ceremony at the the end of the parade in our beautiful Memorial Park. It's a great opportunity to show our children just how important our military is to us. Instead of running over to the hall down the street for free beer and hot dogs right after the parade, I encourage all from the parade to stay and pay tribute to our military.

The best part of the parade is at the end when all the kids get to ride down Main Street on their bikes!

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