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Memorial Day: A Day Of Remembrance

For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is a perfect time to travel to the shore to enjoy a three-day vacation by the sea. The weekend is usually packed with festivities and serves as the unofficial beginning of the summer season.

As you enjoy the sun’s first warm rays and spend quality time with friends and family on the beach, it is important to take time to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. Originally known as Decoration Day, this special day of remembrance originated in May 1868 when General John A. Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance after the civil war, which claimed more American lives than any other conflict. It is believed that May 30 was originally chosen as the date of observation, primarily because it was a day that did not fall on the anniversary of a civil war battle. In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act came into effect, establishing that Memorial Day would be observed on the last Monday in May, and designating it as a federal holiday.

If you are there already, or plan to be down the shore on Memorial Day, there are several ceremonies taking place that you may want to partake in to mark this important day and pay your respect to those who have given their lives defending our country. Information about how each town will observe Memorial Day is listed below.

Avalon
Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 28, 2018 9:00 a.m.
32nd and Dune Drive, Avalon

Cape May
Memorial at All Wars Monument
Monday, May 28, 2018 9:00 a.m.
Columbia and Gurney Streets, Cape May

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave, Cape May

Ocean City
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00 a.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Wesley Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets, Ocean City

Sea Isle City
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Veteran’s Park
JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City

Stone Harbor
Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes
Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00 a.m.
Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire House
175 96th St, Stone Harbor

7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018 12:00 noon
Stone Harbor Women’s Civic Club
96th Street and the Beach, Stone Harbor

North Wildwood
Memorial Day Service at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Monday, May 28, 2019 9:30 a.m.
111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood

Memorial Day Ceremony at North Wildwood Veteran’s Monument
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Spruce and New York Avenues, North Wildwood

Wildwood
Memorial Day Ceremony at American Legion Post 184
Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00 a.m.
4200 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood

A special thank you to all our military members for your bravery and service! 

 

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