Ocean County Veterans Day Parade Set for November 11th; Registration Required

The 2021 Ocean County Veterans Day Parade will be held on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th in downtown Toms River.

The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Toms River Shopping Center on Route 37, proceeding south on Main Street (Route 166) and then east onto Washington Street. The parade will feature numerous military vehicles, elected officials, civic groups, first responders, local high school marching bands and a showcase of vintage cars.

The Toms River Veterans Commission would like to encourage increased participation in this event that honors veterans who have served in our armed forces. The parade was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

All Ocean County veterans’ organizations, guests, as well as school bands and ROTC units are invited.

To participate, please fill out an application and email it to Bob Larned, at [email protected]. Deadline for submission is October 31st.

After the parade, there will be a ceremony held outside Toms River’s Town Hall at 33 Washington Street. The post-parade ceremony will feature speakers and honored guests, a rifle salute, and the placing of the wreath on the Veteran’s monument.

There is no rain date.  If the parade is cancelled, a ceremony will take place in Town Hall in the L. Manuel Hirsblond Meeting Room at 10:00 am.

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