MEMORIAL DAY 2016 COMMEMORATIONS

rumson memorial 052614 2Rumson, above, and Red Bank, below, are among the towns on the Green with traditional Memorial Day events scheduled for Monday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

[UPDATE: With possibly heave rain forecast for Memorial Day, several towns have changed their Memorial Day plans. Scroll down to see which ones.

RED BANK

rb memorial 1 052614Memorial Day Commemoration, Monday, 11 a.m., Veterans’ Monument, 51 Monmouth Street, corner of Drummond Place. The featured speaker is U.S. Navy Lieutenant Sean Geary, Command Judge Advocate for Naval Weapons Station Earle and Naval Support Activity Lakehurst.

The event follows a 10 a.m. ceremony hosted by the volunteer fire and first aid squads at borough hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

[Update: This event has been relocated to the Elks Lodge #233, at 40 West Front Street.  Same time and lineup.]

FAIR HAVEN

Fair Haven’’s Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday at 9 a.m., beginning at Knollwood School, up Hance Road to River Road, and ending at Memorial Park, River Road.

A ceremony featuring guest speakers and musical selections is to follow.

[UPDATE: The parade has been canceled, and the Memorial Day observances will now take place at the Knollwood School’s all-purpose room at 9 a.m.]

Americn_flagLITTLE SILVER

Parade line-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Parker Avenue and Willow Drive, with parade kick-of following at 8:30. and services at Memorial Park at 9.

MIDDLETOWN

American Legion Post 338, in cooperation with the township, hosts its annual parade, beginning 10 a.m. at the Bayshore Middle School on Leonardville Road and ending at the post home on Route 36 at about 11:30.

Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., followed by service at Victory Park.

[UPDATE: Parade cancelled. Ceremony to be held at Victory Park at 10:30.]

SEA BRIGHT

Annual Memorial Day observance at the police station, 1099 Ocean Avenue, at 11 a.m.

The Shore Regional Marching Band and organist George Murphy are scheduled to 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 have sacrificed their lives in military action.

Following the program light refreshments will be served to all who attend.

All interested are invited to gather at the site of the former Sea Bright Police Station, 1099 Ocean Avenue at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Kathy Morris at 732-842-0099 Ext. 33.

SHREWSBURY

The borough holds its annual Memorial Day observation at 10 a.m. at Patriot Isle, at Sycamore Avenue and Route 35, followed by refreshments at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1. All are welcome.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be the Shrewsbury Hose Company on Route 35.

[UPDATE: This event will be held at the Shrewsbury Boro School, according to Mayor Don Burden.]