POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The 22nd annual Point Pleasant Beach Memorial Day Bike Parade will be welcoming three veteran marshals and will end with a dedication of a fallen heroes plaque at Silver Lake.
The parade goers usually gather around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 on Arnold Avenue with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. While the parade welcomes some larger entities like classic cars and a float hosting the Elks Lodge, other participants come riding bikes, scooters and wagons dressed in their red, white and blue best.
The three marshals heading the parade are John Wardell and Angelo Sciacca, both World War II veterans, along with Alex Tchenko, a Vietnam veteran.
“This parade is to honor veterans,” said Parade Coordinator Tracey Jackson. “I think that families enjoy it and it is a way for family and kids to honor our service people…They are our future so you want to keep the momentum going for that.”
The parade has been done in a relatively similar way every year, but the plaque dedication is a new aspect to look forward to this year.
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