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Brick's Memorial Day Parade Set for Monday

Will take off from former Foodtown site Monday morning

Brick Township will celebrate Memorial Day as it always does on Monday morning.

The township's annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the former Foodtown store on Route 70.

From there, the parade will march west on Route 70 to Chambers Bridge Road, where it will proceed to the township municipal complex. A memorial ceremony will take place at the complex once all of the marchers have arrived.

Brick Patch will be at the parade, and we'll be sure to post a photo gallery afterwards. Readers are welcome to upload their own photos of the parade as well!

bayboat May 27, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Maybe we should turn off the flashing lights too...just in case someone might get scared or trigger a seizure Those bagpipers are loud too...maybe they can just hum. These marching bands with the drums and cymbals ...oooohhh too loud...scary...just have them tap If its too loud..STOP BEING A WUSS AND PUT YOUR FINGERS IN YOUR EARS!
Just Saying May 27, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Joseph, don't worry, I will bring a canned air horn siren and a bull horn to the parade. I always do. I will sound them loud and clear so all the vets up in Heaven can hear them. I wonder if the mothers who are concerned for little Johnnys hearing are the same ones that let little Johnny run out in front of the moving cars and trucks to pick up candy in the street?
bayboat May 27, 2012 at 02:33 PM
So lets remove all stimulus from childrens lives because SOMETIMES it MIGHT scare them? Maybe it'll teach them that there's nothing to be scared ABOUT! Nothing like a hovering, overprotective mommy to squash a kids potential for growth forever.
Just Saying May 27, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Do they still do 21 gun salutes? That was my favorite part of the ceremony as a kid.
common sense May 27, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I think the reason for no sirens is because this is a parade to honor those that died to keep us free.I think it is out of respect.Fourth of july parades are loud because they are a celebration.Memorial day is a day to remember those that paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Joseph Bricktown May 27, 2012 at 03:29 PM
AMEN !!!!!
J.JONES May 27, 2012 at 04:41 PM
What B.S. TOO MUCH NOISE AT A PARADE ITS A HOLIDAY AND ITS A PARADE ..AND ITS ONLY FOR 1/2 HOUR TO 45 MIN.. YOUR KIDDING ME ..GET A LIFE ..BRING ON THE NOISE...CHEERS ..HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL..IF THE NOISE BOTHERS YOU WEAR EAR PLUGS...
Charlene May 27, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Memorial Day is NOT about parades and sirens. It is a day for everyone to honor the brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives for you and our beautiful country!! Why don't all of you get some flowers, visit a military cemetery and thank every vet you know for their service!!!
J.JONES May 27, 2012 at 04:44 PM
if the noise bothers you and your family ..stay home ..let everyone else enjoy and show respect..
J.JONES May 27, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Good Call C.S....BUT ITS A PARADE..HAVE FUN ..IM SURE ALL THAT HAVE SERVED WOULDN'T MIND..YOUR THERE FOR THEM AND FOR WHAT THEY DID FOR OUR COUNTRY..
bill May 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Memorial Day is meant to be a solemn day to honor people who have died. It is not about bbqs and fireworks. People tend to lump this holiday in with July 4, but it is a very different holiday.
Charlene May 27, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Amen, Bill
Just Saying May 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM
If that screwball " Miss Liberty " shows up and crashes the parade again this year, the police should arrest her. That "lady" is a certified nutjob.
Joseph Bricktown May 27, 2012 at 07:15 PM
She Dosen't " CRASH "the Parade She is PAID a FEE for an " Apperance" !!! THIS IS WHY I ASKED WHO INVITED HER ? & HOW PAYS THE FEE ?????
J.JONES May 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Charlene ..Yes its in memory of all that have served our country Agreed ..Myself and my son are Vets..and we are glad to be able to be together with family and friends on every holiday so why not in honor and respect in memory of all who have served.Parades are for happy times and to honor all that have served there country.I thank God that we can and for pray for all that can't ..god bless America...
J.JONES May 27, 2012 at 07:59 PM
They have taken away the pledge of allegiance in our schools whats next no more god bless America at sport events..Damn wave that flag be proud we are losing our rights slowly because people complain its offensive ,its noisy ,come on now ...are you kidding me ..Its our rights as an American to be proud of all who have served ,the Flag and our country..If it bother you that people enjoy and respect honoring our soldiers in a way that you disapprove ..too bad ..Land of the free !!!
bill May 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I think the original issue here was about why they don't blare sirens at the parade. The reason for that is because this is Memorial Day. Have you ever been to a memorial of someone's passing where sirens are blaring and people are cheering? Sure, we all should be waving our flags and showing our pride, but this day is to show respect and to reflect upon the countless lives that have been lost so that we can live the way we do....and I think the people who run the parade are trying to be respectful of that sentiment.
bayboat May 28, 2012 at 01:21 AM
So the argument AGAINST sirens is that Memorial Day is a solemn occasion? Why are there marching bands playing upbeat music then? Why is the WRAT van there blaring rock through loudspeakers? Yes, it is a memorial. But it IS a parade. And I've NEVER seen a solemn Memorial Day parade.
rebeccaevans May 28, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Just enjoy the day stop the negativity life is toooo short god bless all who have fought for us or will
Hillary May 28, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Can someone please tell me the start time of the parade? I'm in NH, my mother in law is in NJ with no internet, caring for her mother in the hospital. She's trying to time the arrival of family to avoid the parade and route. Can't find it anywhere! Please help.
Joseph Bricktown May 28, 2012 at 10:07 AM
parade starts at 10 AM they start closing roads around 9:30 am
Joseph Bricktown May 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Bill, NO ONE said anything about " BLARING" Sirens, just a little intermitten siren every noe & then as to keep up the enjoyment level & the celebration of honor to our vets. They also have bells on the trucks that would be fun for the kids. As far as your question " Have you ever been to a memorial of someone's passing where sirens are blaring and people are cheering?" Well to be honest NO & I have NEVER been to a memorial of someone's passing where CANDY WAS THROWN OUT OF VEHICLES FOR CHILDREN TO DART OUT IN THE STRET TO GET !!! SO what's your POINT ???
Robert May 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM
I wonder why they continue to use the foodtown property (they keep saying its sold) when the parade is really down Chambers Bridge Road to Town Hall. I never understood how the township was allowed to shut down a major highway as they do every year. I find it to be a major safety issue as well as an inconvience.
bob mathiasen May 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Bob, a reason for no sirens on the trucks the parade is a soleum occasion, thanks vets
M Brodeur May 28, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Speaking for another FD, we, the FD, choose to not use sirens/horns during the parade. We choose this to honor and respect servicemen. If you are not happy about how your FD chooses to show it's honor and respect, you are free to join the FD and change it. I am sure they will welcome new members.
Joseph Woolston Brick May 28, 2012 at 01:42 PM
If you like loud parades and some cool floats and fun people. Go to some of the small town parades like Ocean Gate, Pinebeach, Beachwood, I've been lucky to be invited to be in some of those parades by a fire company my friend belongs to down there. The Pine Beach one is small, loud, and features kids in mini cars that I believe they make and decorate themselves. Never saw that before, it was so cute and the kids were having a blast. Ocean Gates is again small, but the whole town shows up along with people from other towns I had a blast working the fire trucks air horn and siren during it, I really like that one. For some, Memorial Day is somber and quiet, for others it's a celebration of not only those that have given, but those that are out there now and a loud parade to me shows support of those serving now. For those retailers Memorial Day is just another sale day, THAT makes me want to PUKE! Won't catch me at any Memorial Day sale, I don't care how cheap they make the products, you will not find me at a Memorial Day Sale! It's disrespectful!
Jerry Kennedy May 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Het Joe are you sad the sun was shining too. God.. what a complainer.
Susan May 28, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Miss Liberty just shows up she is NOT PAID. Considering the gates are closed before she can even get into the driveway of the town all, I HIGHLY doubt she is ASKED to come. And I don't know where you all sit, but next year sit closer to town hall & you'll hear all the sirens!
Susan May 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM
1 day a year for about 1.5 hours is not too much of an inconvenience considering we are HONORING our soldiers.
Susan May 28, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I would love to know what schools don't do the pledge? Brick schools do it every day, my 5th grader's class sings "you're a grand old flag" every morning too.

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