The city of Secaucus, home to Shree Swaminarayan Gadi’s headquarters temple in the United States, Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey, held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 21st, 2011. Memorial Day is a federal American holiday. It is observed on the last Monday of May each year to recognize those who lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces throughout the country’s history.
Swamibapa Pipe Band had the honor of leading this year’s Memorial Day Parade in Secaucus. Band members, some as young as eight years old, marched the two-mile parade, which ended with a salute to all the fallen heroes at a grandstand. Many temple disciples had joined the parade to support the band and pay tribute to the fallen heroes as well.