There were a few new wrinkles this year to one of the longest running shows in Little Silver: The annual Memorial Day parade.
Exhiliariating patriotic music provided by a house along Willow to usher in the beginning of the parade was quickly drowned out by the Marching Band's horns and drums in their first, and hopefully not last, appearance at the parade.
A long line of antique cars kicked off the morning, winding their way along Willow Avenue to Prospect, followed by waving town officials and lots of groups that help make up the town: scouts, the members from the Little Silver Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary and of course, a long line of fire trucks flashing their lights.
The route ended at , as usual, but then folks made their way back to Memorial Park for the more solemn ceremony that followed the parade.
Mayor Bob Neff told Patch that one of the perks of being the mayor is that a little boy ran up to him during the parade and offered him a roll of Smarties, which Neff produced from his pocket with a smile.