The annual Memorial Day Parade took place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The parade line of march stepped off at Belgrove Drive and Locust Avenue and traveled south on Belgrove Drive, culminating in a ceremony held at the American Legion Post 99 recognizing those who died while in service to our country. The program featured remarks by Parade Grand Marshall Thomas Mernar and Mayor Alberto G. Santos. Kearny High School Junior Mercedes Colon recited the Gettysburg Address, John Sweeney served as the Master of Ceremonies and many Veterans and their family members were there to acknowledge the sacrifice made by all Veterans, living and deceased, and to honor those who gave their lives fighting for freedom. Mayor Alberto G. Santos, Deputy Mayor and former UVO Commander Anthony Capitti, UVO Liaison Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle, Councilwoman Susan McCurrie, Councilwoman Marytrine De Castro, Councilman Jon Giordano, Councilman Albino Cardoso, and Councilman Rich Konopka attended the ceremony. Members of American Legion Post 99 and VFW Post 1302 laid wreaths at monument locations honoring veterans in the Town of Kearny.