Honor veterans at the Hoboken Memorial Day Parade

Jim Vance is this year's Grand Marshal.
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.