Memorial Day Celebrations 2018
Here is a listing of Memorial Day Celebrations in and around Cape May County. Please double check times and dates of events on the website links provided or call phone numbers given to confirm or get more information.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018
Cape May Convention Hall 714 Beach Avenue Cape May, NJ 08204
Website: Visit website
The ceremony at Convention Hall will be preceded by wreath laying observances county-wide including those in Cape May at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center and the All Wars Monument on Columbia Avenue. Immediately following the ceremony at approximately 11:45 a.m. the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 8-2 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach.
The public is encouraged to attend these ceremonies to honor our Military Veterans.
Memorial at All Wars Monument at 9am.
North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th 2018 9:30am
Memorial Day Ceremony at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, Spruce & New York Avenues, North Wildwood. 10 a.m. Hosted by VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored.
Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th 11:00am
Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Wildwood American Legion Post #184, 4200 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood at 11 a.m. featuring speakers, recognition of deceased comrades, firing squad, “Taps” and wreath laying ceremonies at the Post, the Memorial Walk, and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Police Explorers will also lay a wreath in the ocean along with Wildwood’s Beach Patrol behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 955 and the American Legion Post #184. 609.522.3613
Sea Isle City MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY – (RAIN LOCATION: 4501 PARK ROAD)
Avalon Memorial Day Parade
Parade starts at 32nd and Dune Drive and goes down to Veterans Plaza at 21st Street
Stone Harbor Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes
7 Mile Island American Legion Parade & Ceremony
7 Mile American Legion Open House
Ocean City Memorial Day Service
Monday May 28th, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park between 5th and 6th streets on Wesley
Description: 11:00am at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th and 6th Streets on Wesley (Rain Location: Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue). For more information call 609-399-6111.
ATLANTIC COUNTY LISTINGS
PLEASANTVILLE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 11 a.m. to noon; ceremony to take place at the Greenwood Cemetery on Washington Avenue in Pleasantville; refreshments to follow at Mainland Post 81 American Legion, 902 S. Main St., Pleasantville. 609-641-5846.
SEA ISLE CITY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 10 a.m.; led by Mayor Leonard Desiderio, who will be joined at the podium by local veterans, religious leaders, officials from Cape May County and other members of the community; Veteran’s Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-4461, ext. 1245 or VisitSICNJ.com.
SEAVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT GODFREY MEMORIAL PARK: 9:30 a.m.; A Memorial Day Service will be held at Sergeant William R. Godfrey Memorial Park at 1731 Route 9 in Seaville. Osprey Point resident Aldo Palombo will host the ceremony with a flag salute. The service will be at the Osprey Point Clubhouse if there is inclement weather.
SOMERS POINT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. parade; marching bands, antique cars, sports cars, classic cars, military vehicles, veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and more; begins at Dawes Avenue School and proceeds down Shore Road until it reaches Patriots Park at Bethel Road and First Street. 609-677-5700.
VENTNOR VFW MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: 11 a.m. to noon; Greater Absecon Island VFW Post 215 Memorial Day Service; guest speakers, presentations, light refreshments; VFW Post 215 Post Home, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor City. 609-703-1975 or VFW215.org.
ATLANTIC CITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: noon at Brown’s Memorial Park at 135 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Atlantic City. The celebration includes the unveiling of a sculpture in memory of Sgt. Harold Brown and a memorial wreath presentation in honor of fallen veterans. The Rev. Eric McCoy will provide remarks and a community barbecue will follow. Admission is free.
EHT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: 9 to 11 a.m.; begins at Diamond Drive, travels on Zion Road to Ocean Heights Avenue, ends at Veterans Memorial Park. 609-926-4088 or EHTGov.org.
HAMILTON MEMORIAL DAY EVENT: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; speakers, music, honor guard; Main Street, Mays Landing. 609-742-1529.
LONGPORT MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; parade, ceremony and a hot dog picnic; 11 a.m., parade will start from 33rd and Atlantic avenues, ends at Thomas B. Reed Park at 27th and Oberon Avenues for the official ceremony which will begin at 11:30 a.m.; following the ceremony, hot dogs and sodas will be served behind Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport. 609-513-3578.