Local communities will remember those who paid the ultimate price for our country on Monday. The following local events have been planned:
Eatontown will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Wampum Park, where officials and speakers will discuss the meaning of the day. There will be a wreath placement ceremony.
A Memorial Day Service, sponsored by the Monmouth Beach Fire Company, will be held at the Firehouse, 24 Beach Road, at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25.
There will be a speaker and the Monmouth Beach Elementary School Choir will perform.
Light refreshments will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary following the ceremony.
Long Branch has four separate ceremonies planned for Memorial Day. At 9 a.m., there will be a wreath laying at Fireman’s Field, Woodgate and Overlook Aves. At 9:45 a.m., there is a laying of the wreath at West End Beach, to recall those who perished at sea. There is a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Jerry Morgan Park, and another ceremony at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall. There, the annual services will be held and essay contest winners announced.
These are followed by an “Open House” at VFW Post 2140, Willow Avenue.
Oceanport will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Blackberry Bay Park. The parade proceeds to the old Borough Hall on Monmouth Boulevard, where a ceremony will immediately follow.
Ocean’s Memorial Day Ceremony is at 11 a.m. at the Municipal Builing, 399 Monmouth Road Oakhurst. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. There will be a tent and limited seating.
The Sea Bright governing body, along with Police and Fire Departments will meet at 11 a.m. at the Sea Bright Police Station for this year’s ceremony.
Organist George Murphy and soloist Ward Saxton will perform the National Anthem and other patriotic songs. There will be a traditional wreath ceremony and flag-lowering in honor of Sea Bright residents who lost their lives in military action.
Light refreshments will be served.
West Long Branch
West Long Branch residents will gather at the Community Center on Locust Avenue at 11 a.m. on May 25 for the Memorial Day Ceremony.