Memorial Day Weekend Events 2018

Memorial Day Concert

The 7th Annual “Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Concert” will present a tribute to America’s service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in defense of our country.  The concert, performed by the Westfield Community Band, will also include readings from several of our community’s veterans.  


The audience usually exceeds 500 people from Scotch Plains, Fanwood and surrounding towns.  This year’s concert, “A Tribute to Fallen Heroes”, will be presented on Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Northside lawn of the Fanwood train station.  Your generous contribution will help fund this patriotic program.    


We are very fortunate to live in a country where so many brave men and women have fought for our freedom.  Memorial Day is a solemn day - one in which we should all reflect on the sacrifices made in service to our great nation. Please consider making a donation in support of the concert.  


On Memorial Day, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Committee asks that everyone take time to honor our fallen heroes, our past and present service men and women, and their families.  On behalf of the Memorial Day Committee, thank you for your consideration.


Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the concert and to download the form.

Memorial Day Parade

Plans for the 2018 Fanwood-Scotch Plains Memorial Day Parade are now underway. This year’s parade will be held on Monday, May 28th.  With your help, we hope to continue the tradition of excellent support from all civic groups in our communities. Memorial Day pays tribute to American military personnel of all wars who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in service to our country.  


Your participation will honor these fallen heroes and contribute to the success of the parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Remember and Honor All Those Who Sacrificed”.  We will recognize the dedication, commitment and sacrifice of members of our Armed Forces who have defended our nation and continue to protect our country.


The very popular Memorial Day Parade Float Contest will be included in this year’s parade.  If your organization would like to enter a float, please fill out the attached form to indicate your interest in participating in the contest.  There will be prizes awarded for the top three floats: 1st Place $750.00; 2nd Place $500.00; 3rd Place $300.00.  


Please complete the attached form and return it as soon as possible so that the Parade Committee can complete its mission -- to have the best parade ever!  We look forward to working with you on this important community project honoring our fallen heroes. Thank you for your participation.

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