Memorial Day Observed Throughout Southern Ocean County

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Memorial Day weekend will see three times of activities honoring those people who have died in our nation’s wars.
In what has come to be an annual custom, Southern Regional High School has prepared a Memorial Day Area of Flags and ceremony to pay tribute to the armed service males and women of all ages who have supplied their life in support to our place. On Thursday, May 26, a 12-inch-by-18-inch American flag will be positioned for every single military services company man or woman who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Southern’s Air Power Junior ROTC cadets and other learners will be putting the flags on the lawn outdoors the 9/10 creating, closest Route 9, all through the working day.
On Friday, Might 27 at 10:30 a.m., a Memorial Day assistance is planned on the internet site and open to the group. In situation of inclement temperature, the ceremony will be held in the auditorium. Far more than 100 learners will participate by singing with the choir, as musicians in the orchestra and reading through messages. The flags will remain in location by way of Memorial Day weekend. For far more info on this project, speak to Senior Col. Joseph Potts at jpotts@srsd.web or 609-597-9481, extension 4236.
On Saturday, May well 28 at 11 a.m. an observance will be held in Surf Metropolis at Veterans Park.
The 2022 Memorial Day Parade in Barnegat Gentle on Sunday, Could 29 starts off at 6 p.m. and will get everybody in the spirit. Townspeople decide on irrespective of whether they want to enjoy or take part. The parade will start on West 11th Road and Central Avenue and keep on on to Broadway and conclude at the Fisherman’s Memorial on the bay.
In Barnegat Township, also on Sunday, the American Legion and VFW posts along with the Barnegat Higher University JROTC program will perform a memorial support at 10 a.m. at the Fred Watts Gazebo Park. Despite the fact that there will be no parade, the American Legion will hold a provider outside in its pavilion on Memorial Working day at 11 a.m.
The similar working day, Stafford Township will perform its 2022 Memorial Working day ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Municipal Courtyard at the rear of town corridor, positioned at 260 East Bay Ave.
To shut out that day’s observances, Very long Beach Township and Fantasy Island Amusement Park are partnering once again for “Kick-Off to Summertime Fireworks,” on Sunday in Bayview Park in Brant Beach front. Fantasy Island, in Seashore Haven, has donated the pyrotechnics for the show, which will start 9 p.m.
This is the third straight year the municipality and the amusement park have joined collectively for a fireworks display screen. In 2020, not extensive following the start off of the pandemic, the function was held to honor neighborhood health care personnel, quite a few of whom were offered free of charge tickets to go to the fireworks from within the park – though the sky demonstrate was also, of class, seen from properties and streets in the course of as nicely as the bay and further than the township.
Bayview Park is situated at 6805 Long Beach Blvd., across from the municipal complex.
Seashore Haven will maintain a parade on Memorial Day by itself, May perhaps 30, beginning at 10 a.m. The procession begins at Taylor Avenue and heads south on Bay Avenue, east on Engleside Avenue  and then south on Seashore Avenue to Veterans Memorial Park for a assistance coordinated by the Beach Haven Neighborhood Arts Plan.
The services will aspect Denise Hart, commander of Barnegat Light VFW Write-up No. 3729, as keynote speaker. Mayor Colleen Lambert will give a welcoming deal with. Geoffrey Knudsen will provide songs. The Beach Haven Law enforcement Division will give a 21-gun salute “Taps” will be played by Southern Regional Large Faculty band associates.
Ship Base will also maintain a provider on Monday, at the bayside boat ramp at 1 p.m. And in Little Egg Harbor, the VFW Article hosts an observance at 10:30 a.m. in front of the creating, at 30 Gifford Rd.
— Personnel Report

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