photo: Tim Hallgring to be the 2018 Grand Marshal for annual Memorial Day Parade.

HIGHLANDS, NJ - On May 26, 2018 at 11am, please join the American Legion Post #143 and the community of Highlands for the annual Memorial Day Parade. Downtown Highlands will be filled with American Flags, marchers, bands, veteran groups and spectators all coming out to support and remember those soldiers that gave it all to defend this great country.

This year the Parade Committee has asked local hometown hero Tim Hallgring to be the 2018 Grand Marshal and lead the parade down Bay Avenue to Veterans Park for the Ceremonial “Laying of the Wreath”. Tim, a local to Highlands, was a member of the 6-9 Calvary 1st Calvary Division and stationed in Iraq during 2007. On Memorial Day 2007 he and his unit were on a rescue mission for a downed helicopter and its crew. While on their way to rescue the crew, Tim and his unit were ambushed by enemy combatants and lost six of their brothers on that mission. In accepting the honor of Grand Marshal, Tim has also asked that his brothers that stood with him in Iraq stand with him in Highlands and march side by side as Co-Grand Marshals.

Please come out on May 26th, 2018 at 11 am and support these brave heroes and give remembrance to the fallen. For more information please visit www.highlandsnj.com