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Basilone Parade
2024 Parade will be held
Sept. 22nd
Basilone Parade Website
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Past Basilone Parade
Photos and Info
John Basilone Archives
History of Parade
Articles from The Bridgewater/Raritan Newspaper
The Breeze by Bruce Doorly
brucedoorly@gmail.com (908) 581-1917
Kaye Russell
Raritan's USO Entertainer
During World War II
June 6th, 2024 will be
the 80th Anniversary
of D-Day
The Grand Marshal of the
2024 Basilone Parade
is Vietnam Veteran
Ray Manzo
Seven Rostron
Brothers Served
in World War II
Van Horne House
and the
Battle of Bound Brook
The Manville
Rock N Roll Concerts
of the 1960s
Bridgewater and Raritan
Remember Beatlemania
History of Christmas
(and the local stores
we shopped at)
Wilson Military Academy
was located in Finderne
Before Burning Down
Article about
Old Postcards
Pictures of
Old Postcards
I Scream, You Scream,
the (Raritan) History
of Ice Cream
Recalling the Teen Hangout
of the 1950s
Maurer's in Somerville
History of the
Somerville Circle
Bridgewater / Raritan
From 1650 to Today
The Grand Marshal
of the 2023 Basilone Parade
is Archie Fagan
Jacob Kopf of
Bridgewater Gave his
Life for our Country
in World War II
Who Were the
Native Americans
that this Plaque in
Raritan is dedicated to?
The Dance at the
Van Veghten House
in Bridgewater
on March 19th 1779
Van Veghten House
Raritan in the 1950s
When Baseball
was Everything
Photos from the
2022 Basilone Parade
Photos by Dawn Wilde
History of the
Raritan Train Station and
the Raritan Valley Line.
Conditions in the
German POW Camps
During World War II
Raritan's Prisoners of War
during World War II
The Grand Marshal
of the 2022 Basilone Parade
is Charles Wynn
Raritan Unveils
World War II
Honor Roll
Nurses Played a Vital Role
During World War II -
Three Raritan Nurses
Served Overseas
High School Athletic
Hall of Fame Inductee
Carl Weigner
Recreating the list of
Raritan Men and Women
who served in
World War II
Somerville Actor
Lee Van Cleef was
The Best of the Bad
High School Holds its
First Athletic Hall of Fame
Induction Dinner
Raritan in 1868
The 1st Official Year
Raritan's Centennial
Celebration in 1968
80 Page Book about Centennial
Photos from the
2021 Basilone Parade
Raritan's Gold Star Gallery
Alfred Zanoni
World War II Pilot
Grand Marshal of
2021 Basilone Parade
is Fred Plushanski
The Story of Thor Solberg
and the Solberg Airport
Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
and so much more
A Snapshot in Time
Raritan in 1891
In 1937 President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
tried unsuccessfully to
pack the Supreme Court
July 2nd 2021 will Mark
the 100th Anniversary of
the Signing of the Resolution
to end the U.S. Involvement
in World War I
Alexander Hamilton
Founder of Raritan ?
Alexander Hamilton
His Stay at
The Wallace House
in Somerville 1778/79
Basilone Motorcade
A Big Success
Story and Photos
The 75th Anniversary
of The End of
World War II
Raritanís Italian Americans
lifted themselves up through
work, family, and each other
Raritan soldiers met relatives
for the first time in Italy
during World War II
The August 28th 1963
March on Washington
For Jobs and Freedom

And Martin Luther King's
I Have A Dream Speech
The Home Front in
Raritan During
World War II
The History
of Nursing
Over a Hundred Years Ago
Another Pandemic Raged
Throughout the World
This year marks the
100th Anniversary
of the passage of
the 19th Amendment
Granting Women
The Right to Vote
A. J. Troisi
High School's
First Athletic Director
A. J. Troisi and the 1929
Somerville High School
Football Team
The Bank Robbery
of 1939
John Basilone
at Guadalcanal
YouTube Video of Basilone's
Foxhole at Guadalcanal Today
Tobacco Industrialist
James Duke
Photos by Dawn Wilde
from the 2019
Basilone Parade
The Hall-Mills Murders and
the Trial of the Century
(up until that time)
at the Somerset
County Courthouse
John Pacifico
Comin Soon:
Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Athletic Hall of Fame
Bob Vaucher is the
Grand Marshall of the
2019 Basilone Parade
Bridgewater Businesses
Played A Role
in the Apollo 11
Moon Landing
Vaughn Stapleton
A Great Coach and More
John Basilone's
boyhood days in Raritan
Remembering The Drive-In
Movie Theatre on
Route 22 in Branchburg
Job Kenyon
Raritan's Fire Chief
1858 - 1891
Walter Jacobs

Raritanís First Casualty
in World War II
Chimney Rock

The Origin, the Legend,
the Quarry, the Inn,
and the Rock Itself
Raritan in 1918
World War I and
the Influenza Epidemic
The History of
The Basilone Parade
Rocky Miele
Raritans's First Mayor
Scott Kelly
Most Popular Player on the
Somerset Patriots
The Grand Marshall for the
2018 Basilone Parade
is Andy Martin

In Vietnam he was awarded
The Silver Star for Bravery
Besides Independence
1948 Featured
Two Important
Events for Raritan
History of the
Raritan Churches
History of the
Raritan Schools
In 1948
70 Years Ago
Raritan Became an
Independent Town
Old Maps of Raritan
Show how the town has Evolved
DeLucia's Celebrates
its 100th Anniversary
Raritan Started as
a Manufacturing Town
The History of Bridgewater's
Roads and Train Line
Bridgewater's Role in the
Revolutionary War
The First
Local Newspaper
was Started in 1823
Herb Patullo is
the Grand Marshall
of the 2017
Basilone Parade
Raritan's Joe Lomastro
was killed in World War II
While Serving on the USS Essex
The History of
The Raritan
Fire Department
A Raritan Kid
Gene Moretti
Turns 100 !
Raritan on
Pearl Harbor Day
December 7th 1941
75 Years Ago
Paul Robeson was a
Singer, Actor,
Athlete, and Activist
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 3
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 2
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 1
Photos and Speeches
from the 2016
Basilone Parade
A Once Forgotten Hero,
Dennis Crane, who was killed
while serving in Vietnam,
has been added to
Raritan's Wall of Heroes
Old Newspapers
Show Snap Shot
of Raritan in 1937
Special for Memorial Day
Slideshow of the Raritan Men
Who gave their life
Defending our Country
John Sturges will be
The Grand Marshall of
The 2016 Basilone Parade
Local Baseball Player
Johnny Welaj
Shared Day with Lou Gehrig
Raritan's St. Rocco
Celebration Started
in 1896
Raritan to Digitize
Historical Photos and
Other Documents
See what Photos are now online
Now Online !
600 World War II letters
written to Tony Orlando
Highlights of
World War II Letters
Written by Raritan Soldiers
Breeze - Mar 2011
Tony Orlando Sent Packages
to the Troops
Breeze - Apr 2011
Raritan's Taverns
From the Golden Age
of the Local Tavern
Remembering Raritan's
Mom and Pop
Grocery Stores
The Story of
The Restoration of
The Frelinghuysen Mansion
Warren Glaser and
The Raritan Valley News
Photos from the Dedication of
The Rose Pacifico Children's Room
at The Raritan Library
In 1974 B/R High School
EAST Football Team Won
the State Championship
Photos From
The 2015
Basilone Parade
Movie Theatre
50th Reunion
for 1965
B/R High School
State Champions
The Grand Marshall
of the Basilone Parade
is Tony Lettieri
Slavery in
Somerset County
Click to see list of Slave Records
sorted by "Owner's Name"
Click to see list of Slave Records
sorted by "Town"
Bridgewater-Raritan High School's
1st Girl's State Championship Team
1976 "EAST" Basketball
70th Anniversary
of The Death of
John Basilone
Raritan's Charles Dougherty
was killed while serving
on a submarine
during World War II
Ben Carnevale is Raritan's
Only Member of a Major
Sports Hall of Fame
Raritan Library Presents:

The Wedding Album of
John Basilone & Lena Riggi
Married July 1944
Photos from
The Unveiling of
The Wall of Heroes
The Thanksgiving Day
Football Games Between
East and West
James Vones
Had His Ship Sunk
off Guadalcanal
in World War II
Raritan to Unveil
Wall of Heroes
On Nov. 8th at The Municipal Building
See Sample of
The Wall of Heroes
Read about the men on
The Wall of Heroes
Wall of Heroes Donated by Civic Duty Partners and Ed Danberry.
Now Online

The 1st School Newspaper
from Bridgewater-Raritan
High School

January 1960
Introducing New Book about
Raritan in World War II

Raritan's Finest Hour
1989 was B/R
High School's only
State Champions
in Baseball
The Grand Marshall
for the 2014
John Basilone Parade
is Gene Moretti
Raritan Honors
Recreation Directors
Rich Bartolucci and
Bob Andreychak
The Early Years of
Bridgewater / Raritan
High School Sports
The Forgotten Decades of
High School Sports
State Champions
The 1987 Bridgewater-Raritan
High School West
Basketball Team
The Undefeated 1953
Somerville High School
Football Team
Raritan and Bridgewater
Teenagers attended Somerville in 53
Photos From
The 2013
Basilone Parade
Korean War Veteran
John Lamaestra is
The Grand Marshall
of The 2013 Basilone Parade
Breeze - October 2013
Daughters of Raritan's Anthony Musz
Meet man their father made friends
with in Belgium during WW II
Breeze - September 2013
Joseph Le Flem
of Vones Lane
was awarded
The Silver Star
during World War II
Breeze - July 2013
Piecing Together
World War II History
Proves Difficult Task
Breeze - July 2013
30,000 People Welcomed Home
John Basilone in 1943
Breeze - June 2013
Raritan's Frank Russo was
awarded The Bronze Star twice.
Was in a photo with
Winston Churchill
Breeze - May 2013
Raritanís Bronze Star & Silver Star
recipients from World War II
Breeze - Apr 2013
The World War II letters
of Al Gaburo
Breeze - Mar 2013
Family of Raritan's Anthony Musz
Reconnects with Belgium Family
that Anthony met
During the War
Breeze - Feb 2013
Bridgewater's Joe Wing
Flew 30 Bombing Missions
Over Japan
Breeze - Jan 2013
Christmas in Raritan
during World War II
Breeze - Dec 2012
Joe Mancini gave his life
while serving aboard the
USS Intrepid in WW II
Breeze - Nov 2012
Mancini Brothers
7 Brothers Serve in WW2
Breeze - Oct 2012
Profile of Grand Marshall
of 2012 Basilone Parade
Dominic Porcaro
Breeze - Sep 2012
Andy Martin is awarded
Silver Star in Vietnam
Breeze - Jul/Aug 2012
Bridgewater/Raritan H.S.
1st State Championship Team
The 1965 Boys Basketball Team
Breeze Jun 2012
The Origin of
Raritan Little League
Breeze - May 2012
World War II Profile
Frank Del Rocco
Breeze - Apr 2012
The Del Rocco Brothers
5 Brothers from Raritan
Serve in World War II
Breeze - Mar 2012
Raritan Police Chief
Lorenzo Rossi
Had his own Brand of Justice
Breeze - Feb 2012
Forgotten Dynasty of
H. S. Football
Breeze - Jan 2012
Pearl Harbor
70 Year Anniversary
Raritan Remembers
Breeze - Dec 2011
Anthony Musz's
Scrapbook and Letters
Tell His Story
Breeze - Dec 2011
Raritan's U.S. Senator
Joseph Frelinghuysen
Had a Remarkable Career
Breeze - Nov 2011
Couple Risk Their Lives
to help U.S. Soldiers Evade
Capture from the Nazis
Breeze - Oct 2011
September 11th 2001
10 Years Later
Sept 2011
World War II profile
Grand Marshall of
2011 Basilone Parade
Joe Koavc
Breeze - Jul/Aug 2011
Raritan's Singer
Catherine Mastice
Breeze - June 2011
Raritan's Peter Petras
Killed in World War II
Breeze - May 2011
(Short Version) Highlights of
World War II Letters
Written by Raritan Soldiers
Breeze - Mar 2011
The Reverend from a
Raritan Church Who
Was Killed in the War
Rowland Koskamp
Breeze - Feb 2011
Bridgewater's Forgotten
War Production Plant
Breeze - Jan 2011
Historical Gallery
Now Online: The Book
"Raritan's Finest Hour -
The Story of Raritan
During World War II"

by Bruce Doorly
Now Online: The Book
"Raritan's Hero -
The John Basilone Story"

by Bruce Doorly
Raritan Men who died
defending our freedom
Raritan and Bridgewater's World War II Gallery
Significant Raritan People
Yesterday & Today
Photo Collection
Other Raritan History
Sports History