Memorial Day Parade’s Quiet Zone


Image Credits: Julia Baggett’s Family

May 30th marked the date of North Arlington’s 2022 Memorial Day Parade. 

The parade is an annual tradition held by the borough every Memorial Day, made to commemorate U.S. troops who have fallen in combat. The event draws in many spectators yearly as the parade marches down Ridge Road, from Canterbury Avenue up to the town hall.  Groups who were featured in the march this year included the Zentai martial arts program, our Little Leagues baseball team, and the middle and high school bands. 

This year, for the first time, a “Quiet Zone” was established along the parade route. In this sensory friendly area, bands stopped playing, sirens stopped wailing, and the parade fell near-silent. This area was made with the intention of creating a calmer environment for infants, young children, those with pets, and onlookers with sensitive hearing and/or sensory issues. Those observing the parade from the quiet zone seemed truly appreciative. The idea to have a quiet zone is certainly one that must be commended because of its numerous benefits.

Once again, the parade honoring our fallen heroes was enjoyed by all.