The Memorial Day Parade
This Year in Fort Lee, NJ
This year, for the first time
since it was established in 2006, the East Orange Unified Marching Band will NOT be
marching in East Orange on Memorial Day, but will, instead, be
marching in the Fort Lee, NJ Memorial Day Parade.
Rain or Shine!
If it rains Monday morning, the
event will be held indoors:
Fort Lee Community Center
1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
05/30/16 8:00 AM
Band Members begin assembling at
their Sanford Street Headquarters. The sun is peeping out from
behind clouds, but the forecast is still for rain today.
As the caravan of Band Parent
cars is packed with instruments, Ms Saez provides box breakfasts
of Little Bites and fruit juice for those who need them.
This is the quick way to take
attendance and make a record of the event for posterity at the
same time. Click on the above photo for enlargements.
By 10:00 AM the Band is lining up
in the street outside the Fort Lee Community Center and tuning up
their instruments. The rain has been postponed for today, so the
parade can resume outdoors. It was nice to have the Community
Center as a backup.