You are invite to:
The 2017 Basilone Parade and
“After Parade” Festivities
September 24th
Parade Starts
at 1 PM
After the parade there will be Festivities at the Basilone Statue. All are welcome !
“Art” Display and Contest
Anyone can bring Patriotic Artwork to
display in the field by the river.
Artwork will be on display right after the parade
through the end of festivities
Click for details
Order of Activities:
Short Speech by The General
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Raritan’s own
“Tommy Grasso & the Spins”
will perform a Rock N Roll Concert
in honor of Basilone
Tommy will perform a couple of his own songs - click below to hear
Two Streets and an Avenue Back in the Day
(Video filmed in Raritan)
Food available
Provided by “Red White & Que BBQ”
A nominal fee will be charged for the food
Water is free
Food will be served after
the speech and wreath laying ceremony
Note - The Parade, General's Speech, and Wreath Laying are held rain-or-shine !
However, the Concert and Art Display will be cancelled should it rain.
Before the parade
The morning of the parade 11 AM - 1 PM
The Raritan Library will have on display
information about John Basilone
The morning of the parade
10:30 AM a mass will be held at
St. Ann's Church in honor of Basilone