120th Annual Hoboken Memorial Day Parade – WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 @ 6:30 P.M. ON WASHINGTON STREET

120th Annual Hoboken Memorial Day Parade – WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 @ 6:30 P.M. ON WASHINGTON STREET

Marching on as the the oldest continuous parade in the State of New Jersey, Hoboken’s 120th Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place this Wednesday, May 23, assembling at 6:00pm near City Hall (1st Street and Washington Street) and proceeding north on Washington Street at 6:30 to the reviewing stand on 10th Street and Washington Street in front of the Hoboken Elks Lodge.

Typically, Washington Street closes to traffic south of 11th Street from 6-7 p.m. and NJ Transit buses operate on a detour along Bloomfield Street and Hudson Street.

Presented by Hoboken American Legion Post 107, the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade will be Michael DePalma, a decorated US Army Captain who served with the 3rd Infantry Division & the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He continues to serve the people of Hoboken today as a Detective in the Hoboken Police Department.

Again, the Hoboken Memorial Day Parade is this Wednesday night. The parade will likely result in an hour-long inconvenience to traffic flow in Hoboken. So when it gets in the way of your GTL before you head DTS for the long weekend, please consider the following:

  • Hoboken lost 71 sons in World War I.
  • The Second World War saw a staggering 263 of our citizens killed in action.
  • In the Korean War, we lost another three.
  • Nine Hoboken men died in Vietnam.

“For a square mile,” said the late, great Jack O’Brien, in a 2011 interview with hMAG, “that’s a hell of a sacrifice.”

Heaven, Hell or Hoboken…
-General John “Blackjack” Pershing
Commander, American Expeditionary Forces
World War I


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Authored by: hMAG