Vietnam Veteran John Ferry Is Rahway Parade Grand Marshal

RAHWAY – John Ferry, an Air Force Security police sergeant who served in Vietnam from December 1967 until July 1969, will be the grand marshal of Rahway’s Memorial Day parade this year.

The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. Participating groups should line up at Main Street in front of City Hall at 1 p.m. The parade route will go west on Milton Avenue, north on Pierpont Street, east on Elm Avenue, north on Irving Street and south on Main Street, where it will pass the reviewing stand at City Hall before dispersing.


Mrs. Black New Jersey, Nicole Stanley, will be part of the parade along with city officials, members of the American Legion Post 5 and Post 499, Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post 681, Catholic War Veterans Post 362 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 779. Rahway police and firefighters, as well as firefighters from Clark, Colonia and Merck will also take part.

Several marching bands from the Rahway public schools, as well as the South Shore Band and the Central Jersey Police and Fire Fife and Drum Corps, will play during the parade.

As part of Rahway’s Memorial Day tradition, members of the city’s veterans’ organizations and Rahway Girl Scouts decorated the graves of veterans with American flags earlier this month.

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