May 16, 2018

Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade

The Spirit of Princeton invites the community to the annual Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. (parade on Nassau Street) and 11 a.m. dedication ceremony at Princeton Monument Hall (formerly Borough Hall). The parade features veterans’ groups, marching bands, and civic and youth groups, walking to honor those who have died in military service to their country.

All current active duty or veteran service men and women throughout Central New Jersey are welcome as walkers in the parade. At the conclusion of the event, residents are encouraged to continue their Memorial Day commemoration by participating in the Princeton Battlefield Society Living History Program at noon at the Princeton Battlefield.

The Memorial Day Parade will feature keynote speaker William Traubel, graduate of West Point and Princeton University, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and a dedicated public historian whose specialty is local Revolutionary War history.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and then heads down Nassau Street to Princeton Monument Plaza where the ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Small American flags will be distributed for free to children along the parade route.

The parade is financed by the Spirit of Princeton, a charitable, nonprofit group of local residents dedicated to bringing the community together through a variety of civic events, such as the Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, and the Veterans Day Ceremony. Donations to the Spirit of Princeton are encouraged to ensure the future of these events.

For further information about the parade or to donate, visit