The 2003 Lineup

  • The Basilone Family

  • Grand Marshal - Michael DeCicco

  • Legislators / Governing Officials:
    • US Senator Jon Corzine
    • State Senator Walter Kavanaugh
    • Assemblyman Kip Bateman
    • Assemblyman Pete Biondi
    • Raritan Mayor Phil Possessky and Council

  • Somerset County Sheriff's Department - Frank Provenzano, Sheriff
  • NJ State Police Division Headquarters - Totowa, NJ

Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • VFW Post 1748 - Raritan, NJ
  • VFW Post 2290 - Manville, NJ
  • VFW Post 2141 - Somerville, NJ
  • VFW Post 6588 - Martinsville, NJ
  • VFW Post 7858 - Bernardsville, NJ
  • VFW Post 1507 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • VFW Post 5479 - Tri-Boro Memorial - Dunellen, NJ
  • VFW Post 7504 - Piscataway Memorial
  • VFW Post 506 - Storr Richie Memorial - Warren, NJ
  • VFW Post 663 - Perth Amboy, NJ
  • VFW Post 4374 - Freehold, NJ
  • VFW Post 2226 - Oakhurst

Amercan Legion

  • American Legion Post 280 - Raritan, NJ
  • American Legion Posts of NJ, Trenton
  • American Legion Post 12 - Somerville, NJ
  • American Legion Post 63 - Bound Brook, NJ
  • American Legion Post 304 - Manville, NJ
  • American Legion Post 306 - Middlesex, NJ
  • American Legion Posts of Somerset County - Middlesex, NJ
  • American Legion Post 507 & Auxiliary - Bridgewater, NJ
  • American Legion Post 327 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • American Legion Post 25 Color Guard - Milltown, NJ
  • American Legion Post 258 - Givens-Belet Post - Blairstown, NJ
  • American Legion Post 390 - Denville, NJ
  • American Legion Posts of Essex County - Bloomfield, NJ
  • American Legion Post 473 - Camden, NJ
  • American Legion Post 499 - Rahway, NJ
  • American Legion Post 5 - Rahway, NJ
  • American Legion Post 528 - Belvidere, NJ
  • American Legion Post 65 - Fugle-Hummer Post - Metuchen, NJ
  • American Legion Post 102 & Ladies Auxiliary - Linden, NJ
  • American Legion Post 113 - Frenchtown, NJ
  • American Legion Post 119 - Dunellen, NJ
  • American Legion Post 131 - Belvidere Honor Guard
  • American Legion Post 133 - Woodbury, NJ

Vietnam Veterans

  • Vietnam Veterans of America 4 - Flemington, NJ
  • Vietnam Veterans of America 8 - Chapter 688 - Plainfield, NJ
  • Vietnam Veterans of America 3 - Chapter 800 - East Rutherford, NJ
  • Vietnam Veterans of America 6 - Hopelawn, NJ

United States Marine Corps

  • Marine Corps 6th Motor Transport - Red Bank Color Guard
  • NJ Chapter - 1st Marine Division Association
  • 4th Marine Division Association
  • Color Guard - John Basilone Detachment
  • Marine Corps League - Dept of NJ
  • US Marine Recruiting Station - Somerville NJ
  • John Basilone Detachment MCL #190
  • Central NJ Leathernecks Detachment MCL #868
  • Sunrise Detachment MCL
  • Dorn Detachment MCL #198
  • Reynolds Marine Detachment MCL #203
  • Giordano Marine Detachment MCL #200
  • Staten Island Marine Detachment MCL #1
  • Brooklyn Marine Detachment MCL
  • Patterson Marine Detachment MCL #747
  • Gardner Detachment MCL
  • Trenton Marine Detachment MCL #207
  • Air, Land, Sea Detachment MCL #710
  • Slattery Detachment MCL #206
  • Toms River Detachment MCL #796
  • West Hudson Detachment MCL #209
  • 1775 Detachment MCL #825
  • Bayonne Marine Detachment MCL #191
  • Gooney Birds Detachment MCL #434
  • All Division Detachment MCL, Pennsylvania
  • Delaware County Detachment MCL
  • Gen. Smedley D. Butler Detachment MCL
  • Passaic County Detachment MCL #202
  • Marine Corp League
  • Lakeland Detachment MCL #744
  • Hunterdon County Bulldogs Detachment MCL #927
  • Warren County Detachment MCL #894
  • Burlington Detachment MCL #695
  • Middlesex Detachment MCL

US Marine Corps Junior ROTC

  • US Marine Corps Junior ROTC - Elizabeth High School
  • Abraham Clark High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC - Roselle NJ
  • US Marine Corps Junior ROTC - St. Peter's High School
  • US Marine Corps Junior ROTC - Rahway School
  • The Liberty Young Marines of Willow Grove, PA
  • Camden County Young Marines from Detachment 1774, MCL
  • US Marine Corps Junior ROTC - Linden High School

United States Army

  • 82nd Airborne Division Association - North - Cranford, NJ
  • 82nd Airborne Division Association - Central - Whiting, NJ
  • 42nd Infantry Division - Somerset, NJ
  • 44th Infantry Division - Bridgewater, NJ
  • 3rd Army 6th Calvary - Hamilton, NJ
  • 14th Infantry Regiment - North Plainfield, NJ
  • 514th Air Mobility Wing - Headquarters Honor Guard - McGuire AFB, NJ
  • 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Division (Civil War)

Other Groups

  • American Merchant Marine Veterans
  • Crash & Burn Freddie - Part of War Plane - Flagtown, NJ
  • The Forty & Eight - Hudson Voiture 288 Locomotive
  • Chosen Few of New Jersey
  • Leatherneck Motorcycle Club
  • Grief Residential Group Center - Pompton Lakes, NJ
  • Union County Corrections Honor Guard - Elizabeth, NJ
  • Somerville Elks Lodge 1068
  • George Washington Assembly Knights of Columbus
  • Knights of Columbus - Sergeant John Basilone Council 13264 - Raritan, NJ
  • Fraternal Order of the Eagles 2137 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh
  • Order of Sons of Italy in America
  • Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County
  • Concerned Citizens
  • NJ National Teenagers 2003
  • Saint Ann's School
  • Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP)
  • Jersey Fishin'
  • Old Woody" Antique Station Wagon
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart - Chapter 27
  • Department of Veterans & Military Affairs - State of NJ
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association - NJ Chapter 2
  • Naval Weapons Station - Earle Honor Guard
  • The Tin Can Sailors of New Jersey
  • Fleet Reserve Association #57 - Ladies' Auxiliary, South Jersey
  • USS New Jersey Battleship Commission / Society
  • NJ Army National Guard

Scout Troops

  • Girl Scouts - Troops 950, 773, 480, 598, 1129, 4086, 1029 - St. Ann's - Raritan, NJ
  • Girl Scouts Troop 156 - Raritan, NJ
  • Girl Scouts Troop 883 - Bound Brook, NJ
  • Girl Scouts Troop 1015 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Girl Scouts Service Unit 14 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Girl Scouts Junior Troop 612 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Girl Scout Brownie Troops 1068 & 998 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Rolling Hills Girl Scouts Junior Troop 98, Brownie Troop 1016
  • Rolling Hills Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 1069 - Third Reformed Church - Bridgewater, NJ

  • Boy Scout Troop 95 - St. Ann's - Raritan, NJ
  • Cub Scout Pack 95 - St. Ann's - Raritan, NJ
  • Cub Scout Pack 154 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Cub Scout Pack 96 - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Cub Scout Pack 99 - Bridgewater, NJ

Emergency Response

  • Relief Hose Company #2 - Raritan, NJ
  • Raritan First Aid Squad
  • Engine Company #1 - Main Street, Somerville, NJ
  • Lincoln Fire Hose Company - Warren Street, Somerville, NJ
  • Bradley Gardens Fire Department - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Bound Brook Fire Department
  • Country Hills Fire Department - Bridgewater, NJ
  • Neshanic Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hillsborough Rescue Squad

Bands

  • Quantico Marine Corps Band
  • Leatherneck Pipes and Drums
  • Bridgewater-Raritan High School Marching Band
  • Immaculata High School Marching Band
  • Pipes & Drums of the NJ Shore Shillelagh
  • Lehigh Valley Knights Drums & Bugle Corps
  • Pocono Region Pipes & Drums
  • St. Ann's of Hampton Pipe Band
  • Emerald Society of Ocean County Pipes & Drums - Lanoka Harbor, NJ
  • LIA Fall Pipe Band - Allentown, NJ
  • Westfield Fife & Drum Corps
  • Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band
  • Colonial Musketeers Fife & Drum Corps
  • Bound Brook Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Lambertville Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Passaic County Sheriff Department Band
  • Salaam String Band
  • Salaam Temple Oriental Band - Bloomfield, NJ
  • Warren County Band - Stroudsburg, PA
  • Spirit of Liberty Fife & Drum
  • Legionnaire's Senior Marching Band - Carteret, NJ
  • Lou Caruso as "Charlie Chaplin & His Irish Setter, Shannon"
  • Hillsborough Rockettes & Rockets
  • Somerville Soul Steppers
  • Music Association for the Visually Impaired Students