Manchester commemorated Memorial Day with a Monday morning parade through a portion of Pine Lake Park.
Marchers, including the township's police and fire departments, first aid squads, and Boy and Girl Scouts, assembled at Commonwealth and Southampton Avenues. They then marched to the Grand Army Memorial.
The parade began 30 minutes later than expected when fire and police answered an emergency call after .
Last year, rather than hold two commemorations — one each for the town's east and west side — Mayor Michael Fressola said that his Veterans Advisory Committee wanted a single parade for the entire township. In 2011, .
On Sunday, police discovered that the American and POW flags had been stolen from the memorial. Officers have no suspects and are asking for anyone with information to call the department at 732-657-6111.