Montclair held its annual Memorial Day tribute Monday at Edgemont Memorial Park, with Mayor Sean Spiller serving as master of ceremonies.

Attending were representatives of Crawford Crews American Legion Post 251, Lt. Vincent J. Russo American Legion Post 382, the Disabled American Veterans, the Daughters of the American Revolution Eagle Rock Chapter and members of the Montclair Red Cross.

The Montclair Community Band performed prior to and after the ceremony, and the Montclair Police Honor Guard opened the program with the Advance of Colors and concluded the ceremony with the Retirement of Colors.

Among the speakers was Korean War veteran Nathaniel Williams, who spoke out against what he said was the injustice of war, and shared his experience with disability and racism upon his return from the war.

"We've got a lot of work to do," he told those gathered.

Photos by Kate Albright / For Montclair Local. Video by TV34.

Montclair Memorial Day Ceremony 2022