Honor veterans at the Hoboken Memorial Day Parade

Jim Vance is this year's Grand Marshal.
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Jim Vance is this year's Grand Marshal.

On Wednesday, May 22, Hoboken will host its annual Memorial Day Parade to honor the nation’s veterans.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. outside city hall and proceed north on Washington Street to the Hoboken Elks Lodge on 10th Street.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Jim Vance, a decorated Vietnam veteran who during the war was given command of a gunship fire team consisting of two UH-1 “Huey” helicopters outfitted with machine guns and rockets. Later he flew a Cobra, the world’s first fully deployed attack helicopter, during the Tet Offensive.

The NYNJ Port Authority Pipe & Drum Band, Hoboken High School Band, Weehawken High School Band, Union City High School Band, and others will be on hand.