Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the
men and women who died while serving in the
United States Armed Forces are remembered.
The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the
final Monday of May,was formerly known as Decoration Day
and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union
and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.
By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to
honor all Americans who have died while in the military service
In case you missed it here are some
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, PARADES & MORE
Monday, May 26
A memorial ceremony will take place at Elks Point, followed
with a parade down Main Street.
The parade will be preceded by a Flag Draped coffin.
This is the largest and oldest Memorial Day Parade in the area.
Routes 79 and 537, Freehold
Parade starts at Willow Drive/Parker Avenue
ceremony at Memorial Park 9:00 a.m.
Parade starts at Knollwood School and ends at Memorial Park
where we will have a small ceremony.
Knollwood Public School
224 Hance Road, Fair Haven
9:00AM Fireman’s Field – Woodgate Ave. & Overlook Ave.
9:45AM Laying of the wreath, West End Beach
10:00AM Jerry Morgan Park
11:00AM City Hall – annual services and essay contest winners
Followed by an “Open House” at VFW Post 2140, Willow Avenue
Memorial Day Parade.
Ceremonies will take place rain or shine.
Free barbecue at the Clarksburg Inn following the ceremony.
Clarksburg post office
424 Stagecoach Road.
Main Street between 12th and 13th Avenue, Belmar
Parade from Blackberry Bay Park ending at the old
Borough Hall, 222 Monmouth Boulevard where ceremonies
and a speaker will take place.
Blackberry Bay Park
430 Port Au Peck Avenue, Oceanport
Grand Marshal Bob O’Hare, will lead the 2014 Memorial Day Parade.
The parade will be followed by a Memorial Service featuring a memorial
salute by members of American Legion Post #31’s Honor Guard and the
Civil Air Patrol, Squadron NJ 082, Color Guard, led by its Commander,
Lt. Mary Lenner. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, will demonstrate the
folding of the American flag and its presentation in honor of those who
gave their lives in service to our country. Patriotic selections and “Taps”
will be performed by the Allentown High School, Redbird Marching Band,
directed by Ross Hecht. The service will take place at the memorial
monument near the upper entrance to the school.
Corner of North Main Street and Allen Drive, Allentown
8th and Railroad, Belmar
Parade starts at Bradley Boulevard and proceeds
east to Ocean Ave. Ends at the north end of Ocean Ave.
Main Street, Bradley Beach
(Between LaReine & Brinley)
Memorial Day starts off with a bicycle contest at the Colts
Neck First Aid Building. At 10:30 a.m. we will have a Memorial
Day Parade and Ceremony, starting at Heyers Mills Road and
ending at Memorial Park for the ceremony. Immediately following,
refreshments, face painting, music and more at
Colts Neck Fire House #2 (Conover Road).
First Aid Building
1 Hertitage Way, Colts Neck
Bayshore Middle School. Leonardville Rd.
Parade Route: Leonardville Rd. to Appleton Ave. to
Center Ave. to Brevent Ave. Turn right onto Highland Ave.;
left on Leonard Avenue and right on Viola Ave. to the
Post Home on Route 36. Parade scheduled to end about 11:30 a.m.
Include patriotic music by school band, guest speaker
Lt. Col. Charles Long, Commanding Officer, 6th Motor Transport
Battalion, Red Bank. The Color Guard will also accompany the
Lt. Col. At the conclusion of our service, we ask that everyone
proceed across the street to the Wells Fargo bank where the
Monmouth Beach Veterans Association will unveil
an updated list of veterans from Monmouth Beach on the wall
of honor who served our country. At the conclusion refreshments
will be served by the Monmouth Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Monmouth Beach Firehouse
24 Beach Road, Monmouth Beach
Behind the Firehouse
Parade begins at the Knights of Columbus.
Knights of Columbus
203 W Sylvania Ave, Neptune City
Parade steps out from the Municipal Complex;
proceeds east on Route 33, stops for Memorial Service at Broadway
entrance to Ocean Grove, then proceeds down Route 71, turning
right into Ocean Grove; east on Main Avenue, north on Ocean Avenue,
west on Surf Aveune, concluding at the Great Auditorium. Services will
be held in front of the Youth Temple. Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley and
guest speaker Commander Tommy Atkins will address the crowd.
Commander Atkins is the Senior Naval Science Instructor at
Neptune High School. Refreshments will be served after the parade
at the American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Road. rain or shine
Neptune Municipal Complex
301 Main Street, Neptune
Parade begins at Blackpoint Road to East River
Road to West River Road to Lafayette Street, Victory Park.
The Service and Placing of the Wreaths will follow in Victory Park.
Blackpoint Road , Rumson
The Shrewsbury Borough School Band will play patriotic
selections which will be followed by the winners of the
student essay/poem contest reading their winning entries on
“What Memorial Day Means to Me”. There will also
be a wreath and flag ceremony along with a gun salute.
After, everyone is welcome back to the Shrewsbury Hose Co. 1
for refreshments. If it is raining, the ceremony
will take place at the Shrewsbury Hose Co. 1.
corner of Sycamore Ave and Broad Street, Shrewsbury
Info: 732-741-4200, X.10
Wall Township Municipal Building
2700 Allaire Road, Wall
The Mayor and Council, Police Department, and OEM will
attend and present a floral tribute as well. In the event of rain,
the ceremonies will take place at the Eatontown Memorial School,
on Grant Avenue.
Rt 35 and West Street, Eatontown
Memorial Day Ceremony
Refreshments will be served.
Town Hall-Memorial Circle
4 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
Info: 732-946-2820 ext. 1225
American Legion 141 will begin their parade
at Municipal Harbor to Veteran’s
Park where there will be a ceremony in front of
Boro Hall. Afterwards, there
will be refreshments at the Emergency Service
building on East Mount Avenue.
Atlantic Highlands Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands
Ceremony includes keynote speaker retired
Maj. Gen. Clark Martin, a presentation of two
scholarships to high school seniors and the
induction of four Vietnam War veterans into the
“In Memory” program.
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane. , Holmdel (GSP 116)
Ocean Township Town Hall
399 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
Memorial Day Service
Presented by Borough of Red Bank & The Red Bank Elks
51 Monmouth Street Red Bank
Memorial Day Service
Mayor Gerald M. Turning welcomes guest
speaker Lieutenant Commander Aubrey Hamlett,
Executive Officer, Naval Weapons Station Earle.
Please bring a chair.
Sycamore Recreation Complex
977 Sycamore Avenue, Tinton Falls
Parade includes live bands such as the
Christian Brother’s Academy
Pipes and Drums and Howell High School
Marching Rebels. rain or shine.
Main Street, Farmingdale