Commemorate Memorial Day in Manchester, Lakehurst
Services will be held in Manchester and Lakehurst on Monday, May 28
Manchester's Memorial Day parade will be held at the Grand Army Memorial in Pine Lake Park this year after township officials decided to consolidate two commemorations down to one.
"As promised last year, we will endeavor to alternate the location of the celebration of Memorial Day," Mayor Michael Fressola said in a statement.
The parade will assemble at 9:15 a.m. at Commonwealth and Southampton Avenues on Monday, May 28. Participants will then travel to Wellington and Oakdale Streets for 10 a.m. services, Fressola said.
Last year, rather than hold two commemorations — one each for the town's east and west side — Fressola said that his Veterans Advisory Committee wanted a single parade for the entire township. In 2011, the parade was held at World War II Memorial Park in Whiting.
"We urge all of you to attend this service to honor all military men and women who have served our country, and to show them our appreciation and support," the mayor said.
Other Memorial Day events around the area include:
- Lakehurst will commemorate the day with a ceremony at Lake Horicon beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, May 28. Last year, wreaths were placed at the lake by representatives from the borough's government, police department, first aid squad, fire department, boy scouts and VFW Post 10061. The ceremony was hosted by the Branch 124 of the Fleet Reserve Association.
- The Fleet Reserve will hold its Star Spangled Songbook show on Sunday, May 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Joe Leo, Billy Sagarese and Dave DeLuca will perform. Tickets are $20 and include a lunch. Proceeds will benefit the association. Call 732-657-7575 for tickets.