: Southern Ocean County, NJ Memorial Day Observances!

Southern Ocean County, NJ Memorial Day Observances!

flags (sxc)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:

  • Manahawkin(Stafford Township)  A memorial ceremony is scheduled at 1:30pm at the Municipal Complex on East Bay Avenue.
  • Barnegat Light(Long Beach Island) The parade begins at 7pm at West 11th Street and ends at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.
  • 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.
But perhaps the biggest gathering this weekend in the southern Ocean County area will be Monday morning at McGuire Air Force Base, which is actually in Burlington County, NJ.

That's when a plane carrying nearly 400 members of the New Jersey National Guard's 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returns home from Iraq.

Iraq (sxc)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.

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Laura Giannotta

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Comment balloon 5 commentsLaura Giannotta • May 23 2009 07:01AM



Hi Laura:

Lots to do around there this weekend...

Have fun and enjoy the holiday!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 9 years ago

Wow This looks like another fun filled weekend! See you at the beach!!



Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 9 years ago

It's nice to see so many events honoring our military.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Laura...so many people really have no real idea of wha this Holiday is about or the sacrifices that were truely made!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

yesterday at the air force base had to be awesome!  welcoming home the first of jersey's troops :)     Hope you had a nice holiday Laura.

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 9 years ago