The 2009 summer season is underway at the Jersey Shore. While the actual first day of summer is still nearly one month away, we all know that the Memorial Day weekend is the beginning!
Your thoughts might be on the beach, but if you'd like to take time to participate in Memorial Day observances in southern Ocean County, NJ here's a rundown:
- Beach Haven (Long Beach Island) The parade begins as 10am at Taylor and Bay Avenues and winds up at Veterans Bicentennial Park for a brief ceremony.
- Little Egg Harbor(including Tuckerton, Eagleswood and Bass River) The parade begins at 11am at the Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center. It will follow Twin Lakes Boulevard to Radio Road and end at the Pulaski Massacre Monument for a service.
- Ship Bottom (Long Beach Island) Services are scheduled at 1pm on the front lawn of the Borough Hall on Long Beach Boulevard.
The soldiers are the first to return from New Jersey's largest overseas deployment since WW II. About 2,800 members of the Brigade have been in Iraq since September. The remaining New Jersey Guard members are scheduled to arrive home on flights over the next two weeks.