Parade Video


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By the numbers

1200 participants
144 units
50 motorcycles
18 floats
17 beauty queens
6 high school bands
2 hour duration
Sources: Armed Forces Boardwalk Parade Committee Chairman Pinky Kravitz.


Line of march

ACPD Escort

A.C. Paddy Parade Bikers & Chrome Ladyz

American Legion Riders Somers Point Post 352

ACPD Escort

Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces banner

Memorial to Tech. Sgt. Harold R. Brown, first Atlantic City casualty in World War II

Atlantic County Dept. of Public Safety

Riderless horse

Atlantic City Special Improvement Division

Military leaders banner

U.S. Navy Band — Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Grand Marshal — Army Maj. Gen. William A. Matz (Ret.)

Grand Marshal — Marine Corps Col. Alan Smith

Grand Marshal — Navy Rear Adm. Mark Buzby

Grand Marshal — Air Force Col. Ann Logan and Col. Barbara Regan

Grand Marshal — Coast Guard Capt. William A. Kelley

Cape May U.S. Coast Guard Band and Color Guard

Mainland Regional High School band

Battleship New Jersey replica — Gifford Marine

U.S. Navy SEALs team

Brig. Gen. James J. Grant, New Jersey National Guard

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Briscoe (Ret.)

New Jersey State Police

Ms. New Jersey Senior America and 20 singers

Maj. Chris Brown

Maj. Mike Mosca (Ret.) and Marco Polo

Hammonton Regional High School band

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

State Sen. James Whelan and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew

Assemblymen John Amodeo, Nelson Albano and Matt Milam

Star Spangled Singers and Atlantic City Rotary boat

Assemblyman John Burzichelli and 1950 fire engine

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and Freeholder Chairman Frank Formica

Atlantic City Council banner

Oakcrest High School band

Miss Atlantic City Alyiah Montegue

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford

Atlantic City Council Chairman William “Speedy” Marsh

Atlantic City Council members

“Dolly Parton” (Lana Forrester) and “Uncle Sam” (Gary Baker)

Pleasantville Deputy Mayor William Christmas

Margate Mayor Mike Becker and Lucy the Elephant

“Our Veterans” banner

Town crier

Atlantic City’s own 157th Field Artillery Battalion Assoc.

Family of Cpl. Eric Rivera, local Afghanistan casualty

63rd Army Band Sea Girt New Jersey National Guard

Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles

New Jersey American Legion Commander Eugene O’Grady

Atlantic County American Legion placard — Longport Post 469

Atlantic County American Legion colors

Atlantic County American Legion Commander Russell Robinson

Atlantic County American Legion members

Neptunes Drum and Bugle Corps

American Legion Atlantic City Post 61, Commander Joseph Hicks and members

American Legion Pleasantville Post 81, Commander Lincoln Green

American Legion Egg Harbor City Post 158, Commander Thomas Messina

American Legion Ocean City Post 524

VFW Atlantic City Willis Gale Post 215

VFW Pleasantville Bruce Gibson Post 6594

VFW Brigantine Post 6964 Banner and Sea Cadets

319th U.S. Army Band

Jewish American War Veterans

Stockton Chorale Singers

Gen. Lafayette Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Atlantic County Composite Squadron 105 and banner

Ralph Clayton’s Calliope and veterans

Atlantic City Kiwanis

Vineland Veteran’s Memorial Home

Vietnam Veterans Bergen County Chapter 800

South Jersey Vagabonds Drum and Bugle Corps

Veteran James Spreng

Veteran John Stafford uniform and helmet

Vietnam Veteran Joseph Sykes

Iraq veterans Sean Wilmore and Melvin Murray

Veterans Antonio Bales and Dr. Davine Reed

World War II and Korea War veteran Ronald Palmisano

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 228 and Korean Veterans of America Chapter 224

Cape Atlantic Marine Corps League

Toys for Tots

Atlantic County Retired Police-Fire-Correction Officers

United Republican Club of Egg Harbor Township

Dept. of Homeland Security Honor Guard

Boardwalk Seahawks Drum Corps

U.S. Colored Troops — Civil War

Buffalo Soldiers and Cathy Williams

South Jersey Transportation Authority and 15 veterans

Marine Corps League

“Liberty and Prosperity” banner

Atlantic City Fire Dept. Pipes and Drums

NJ-105 Civil Air Patrol

SJTA red white and blue float

Sons of American Legion Post 352

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 84

U.S. Coast Guard 13th Fleet Reserves

Cedar Creek High School band

Cedar Creek High School girls basketball champions

Atlantic City High School boys basketball champions

Miss Gloucester County Lindsey Giannini

Miss Pleasantville Dierra Sarquharson

Little Miss Egg Harbor City Catherine Beaulieu

Tiny Miss Egg Harbor City Carey Inener

Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo horses and riders

Atlantic City Special Improvement Division

Chester Flowers

ACUA haywagon

Smokey Bear, New Jersey Forest Fire Service

Underdog Susan Muldowney

Absegami Regional High School band

Queen Oceania, Wildwood Baby Parade

Bonnie Blue pageant

Ms. Northeast Coast pageant


Yellow Cab, 1948 antique taxi

Gloucester County String Band

Mrs. Gloucester City and veteran husband

Lexus of Atlantic City and Shore Toyota with Raiders Fleet Demo Team

1933 Plymouth show car

Egg Harbor Township High School band

Double R Twirlettes

Magnum Hydroplane Race Team

Everyone Loves Italian

Atlantic City Girl Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 305

The Billy Walton Band

Miss New Jersey National Teen

Miss Cape Resort Olivia Suarez

Murdoch Meistersingers

Adele’s Literacy Library

Cha Cha the Tree Frog — Rainforest Cafe

Crime Stoppers

Franny Smith’s Atlantic City Jazz Band

Dance Magic

La Casa Dominicana

Miss La Casa Dominicana Karla Gutierrez

Virreina Casa Dominicana Anabel Mendoza

Miss Pleasantville Yacht Club Amy Planterrich

Equity Communications

Atlantic City lifeguards

Toys for Tots

Autobahn Honda

Surf school

Longport Communications

Absecon Lighthouse

Miss Pennsylvania and Arts Empowerment Youth Choir

Brigantine Living

Salvation Army and Red Cross

Source: Parade organizer Charlie Coyle