Memorial Day Parade
The City of Summit is announcing the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony will take place on Monday, May 31 at 10AM. The parade will begin at 25 Deforest Ave. and proceed to the Village Green. From the American Revolution up to present day conflicts, the parade honors those men and women who lost their lives in military service to our country.
Sponsored by the Summit Fourth of July Celebration Committee, the parade will be led by members of the Summit American Legion Post #322. Summit civic and school groups are encouraged to participate and march along with veterans. The Summit High School marching band, Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, and scout troops will also march in the parade.
Spectators are encouraged to gather on Deforest Avenue, Beechwood Road, Union Place and along Maple Street to the Village Green. Flags will be distributed to the crowd by marchers along the route. Veterans who are unable to march may request a ride in the parade; please meet members of the American Legion at the start of the parade at 25 Deforest Avenue to request assistance.
The ceremony on the Village Green will feature music from the Summit High School marching band, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, and a special performance of “taps.” A Summit Veteran Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by Summit Mayor Nora Radest and followed by readings from local students. Veterans participating in Summit’s Hometown Heroes program will be acknowledged during the ceremony as well. All veterans who attend the ceremony will receive a 2021 commemorative coin in recognition of, and appreciation for, their service.
Free hot dogs and cold drinks will be served on the Village Green courtesy of the Summit Elks Lodge.
Based on Executive Order No. 241, which eliminated the requirement of masks in outdoor public spaces, which was established under Executive Order No. 163 (2020), masks will now be optional at outdoor public events held by the City of Summit, including the Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 31.
To register your organization to march in the 2021 parade, contact David Guida at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the parade and ceremony is available at summitcommunityprograms.com.