It pains us to announce that, in light of the public health crisis we still face and the Governor's executive orders to practice social distancing, the Borough has made the sad decision to cancel the Memorial Day Parade this year. We owe a special debt to our veterans and first responders and not being able to honor them with the traditional parade and a gathering of residents is a loss to us all.
The Borough of Highland Park will not let this important day go unnoticed, however.
This year the Mayor and Council members have videotaped tributes, in advance, at the different Highland Park memorials. A compilation of these tributes will be aired on HPTV
and posted on the Borough's Facebook page.
On Memorial Day May 25th, we will share information on the Borough's Facebook page
about plans by the Veteran's Alliance for private activities to honor our veterans and first responders. These activities will not be public events and will not be open for group gatherings.
In addition, the Borough invites all residents to show their support of our veterans and first responders in three ways.
- If you have an American flag, please put it out this weekend and (weather permitting) let it fly proudly through Memorial Day.
- Encourage your children to draw pictures of American flags and/or patriotic scenes and post them on your front door.
- We also welcome all residents to take a selfie of themselves offering a respectful salute to our hometown heros.
Please send photos of your children's Memorial Day artwork and/or your selfie salute to our Public Information Officer, Harry Glazer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. He plans to post a compilation of these images on the Borough's Facebook page on the afternoon of Memorial Day.
Thank you for helping us to honor those whose selfless efforts enable us to be free, safe, and healthy.
Borough Administration of Highland Park
and Highland Park Community Services