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Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Saturday May 25th, 2019 :: 10:15 a.m. EDT

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Join us for Glassboro's Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10 am. Includes South Jersey's largest Parade, Solemn Ceremony and F16 Flyby!

The Glassboro Memorial Day parade committee is thrilled to announce they have received approval for a fighter jet flyover on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. The F16 jets will be flown by the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City and will soar over the Glassboro war memorial located in the newly built town square at the corner of High and Main and continue over the parade route as it approaches downtown.

The Glassboro Memorial Day parade is an over 100-year tradition and a patriotic event that honors those who have fallen in battle. It includes award-winning string bands, the ever-popular kid’s bike brigade, and various military veteran groups. The parade kicks off at 10 am and begins at the corner of Lehigh and University, making its way downtown on Whitney and High streets, ending at Academy. The parade’s highlight is the Solemn Ceremony taking place at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in the newly built Glassboro Town Square located at 1 West High Street. 

“As a proud veteran myself, I am continually humbled by the stories of valor I hear from our veterans,” said Council President George Cossabone Sr. “Join us for our annual tradition where we remember those who went to war and gave the ultimate sacrifice for each of us to live free.”

The 177th Fighter Wing’s motto is “Community-Based, Global Impact.” This will be the third time that Glassboro’s fallen will be honored by the NJANG 177th Fighter Wing. A flyover was approved in 2018 but was canceled due to weather. “We are proud to honor our fallen heroes and those who have and are presently serving by supporting flyovers for events like this one in Glassboro,” said Colonel Bradford Everman, 177th Fighter Wing Commander.

For more information, please contact the Glassboro parade committee at 856-881-9230 ext. 88149.

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Borough of Glassboro, NJ
1 S Main St
Glassboro, NJ 08028

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