Wounded Warrior Parade Returns To Jackson In October

Archived photo from 2019 event (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  JACKSON – The annual Wounded Warrior Parade/Escort will take place this year on the morning of October 9 starting at the Township Justice Complex.

  The lineup will begin at 9 a.m. with the parade starting at 9:30 a.m. This year marks the 13th Annual Wounded Warrior event hosted by the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club located on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson.

  Mayor Michael Reina has hosted this event each year since taking office in 2008. Reina said, “our veterans will be assembling at the Justice Complex in Jackson, as they prepare for their ride over to the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club.”

  The Warriors will be escorted by members of the Township Police Department, Township Volunteer Fire Companies, Jackson Township First Aid Squad, various motorcycle groups, as well as many other volunteers to show support for these veterans.

  The mayor said the escort should leave the Justice Complex around 9:30 am. He added that he is looking forward to spending time again this year “alongside these courageous men and women. Residents, organizations and clubs can line up from the Justice Complex on West Veterans Highway to the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club as a sign of support and to honor our heroes.”

  “The freedoms we enjoy as Americans have been purchased and maintained at a high price throughout our history. We owe a great debt to those who have served in defense of our nation. For many, their sacrifice has ended in permanent injury. It has been a true honor to ride alongside these heroes each year as we escort them. Showing your support will only take a few minutes out of your day but will provide a lasting memory for these heroes,” Mayor Reina added.

  The mayor noted that support from the community has been great and we look forward to this event each and every year. Spectators will be asked to safely park their cars along the roads, wave flags or hold banners, and show their support as the parade passes by.

  Any agency, club or group wishing to take part in this wonderful show of support should contact Mayor Reina’s office at 732-928-1200 ext.1211.

  All Wounded Warriors and Veterans who are interested in attending should email Al Dolce at njgunfun@gmail.com.

  Mayor Reina is asking Jackson residents to help make this a memorable day “for all our Wounded Warriors by having as many people as possible participate by lining up on the travel route on October 9.”