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Photo Gallery: Lawrence Township Memorial Parade

Lawrence Township celebrated Memorial Day a week early with a parade and ceremony honoring our nation's veterans.

With Paul Mitnaul, a Lawrence Township resident who flew combat missions during World War II as one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, serving as the parade’s grand marshal, Lawrence Township’s annual Memorial Day Parade was held this past Saturday (May 19). Various military groups, school groups, community organizations, township volunteer firefighters and religious institutions took part.

The parade was followed by the annual Memorial Day Observance held in Veterans Park. The observance was co-sponsored by American Legion Post 414, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3022, 112th Field Artillery Association and the Township of Lawrence.

The parade was originally scheduled to be held on May 26, but was moved up a week because Lawrence Township public schools will now be closed May 23, 24 and 25. Thanks to the mild winter, none of the three emergency “snow days” built into the school calendar were used.

MCash May 23, 2012 at 01:05 PM
So disappointed Red Scare did not participate. We missed them!
no clue May 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I took part in the parade this year for the first time with my son and was very disappointed with the outcome. Very disappointed as well as the rest of my family.
I get it May 24, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Interesting that the Chief of Police did not drive the lead car as he has in the past but had a Sergeant drive. What is that ?
Jacquelyn Pillsbury May 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM
MCash ... the Red Scare was on an out-of-state band trip they scheduled months in advance and could not change. I missed them, too.

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