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John Basilone Parade

Celebrating its 35th year, the 2016 John Basilone Memorial Parade will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 1pm. This legendary procession celebrates Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, the only U.S. Marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his heroism in World War II.

Make it a weekend! Take in a special concert on Saturday September 17th, hear guest speakers and witness the celebrated parade through the borough of Raritan and ending at the John Basilone statue. Spectators of all ages can support our men and women in uniform as well as community groups, hear live marching bands, and get a true taste of Americana.

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