Lakewood’s Memorial Day Parade This Monday; To Be Attended By Many Officials

lakewood mem parade 2009(PHOTOS from last years parade) Lakewood’s traditional Memorial Day ceremonies will take place this coming Monday, May 31, 2010, starting with the “Raising of the American Flag” ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at Lakewood’s Town Square, Clifton Avenue. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. After the flag is raised to full staff, the Memorial Day Parade will pass the Review Stand on its way down Clifton Avenue to the All War Memorial Amphitheater where the Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at Lake Carasaljo, North Lake Drive. During the program at the All Wars Memorial Amphitheater, Mayor Steven Langert, Committeemen Raymond Coles and Meir Lichtenstein, Senator Robert W. Singer, Assemblymen Ronald Dancer and Joseph Malone, and Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller, who is a Captain in the Air Force and a chaplain, among other dignitaries, will lay a wreath to remember and honor all soldiers.

Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller says, “The parade is a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to demonstrate their support for our esteemed veterans and for our selfless men and women currently in the service both here and abroad.”

In the event of inclement weather, the Memorial Day ceremony will be held in the auditorium of the Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, N.J.

Organizations and especially veterans who would like to participate in the Memorial Day program should contact Elva Fegan at 732-364-2500 ext. 5283.

See photos below. For last year’s video, click here.

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  1. to # 4
    well then take off of work or get out of the meeting, every year its the same thing no one shows up, 30 years ago Clifton Ave was packed, now the only people that show up are the day laborers because they’re already there…….this is a national holiday to pay your respects to those who allow you/us to have the freedoms we have, take an early lunch and show some respect and the same goes for the schools, either close them for the day or allow the students to leave for the ceremony and then go back to class when its over

  2. Memorial Day is the time for prayers and parades to show gratitude toward the Veterans who fought in various wars to preserve freedom. I have been to the Lakewood parades over the years (I’m a vet) and I have noticed that one group of people are absent from lining the streets while the parade is going by. This is the same group whose grandparents and/or parents were freed by the Veterans from “camps” in Germany. Is this how you honor the Veterans – by shunning the services and parades? If it weren’t for the Veterans you probably wouldn’t be here today.

  3. in these United States of America, it is the veteran not the preacher, priest or rabbi, that gave us freedom of religion. it is the veteran not the reporter that gave us freedom of the press. it is the veteran not the poet that gave us freedom of speech. it is the veteran not the organizer that gave us the right to assemble. it is the veteran not the lawyer that gave us the right to a fair trial. it is the veteran not the politician that gave us the right to vote. it is the veteran who salutes the flag and serves under the flag. eternal rest and peace to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. they are proud Americans. all people residing in these United States of America should recognize memorial day. please take a little time in you day this monday and line the streets of clifton avenue. you will make many in this town happy and proud. silently we pray for those in our families that have served and are serving. as i stand there i take notice of the crowd and weep.

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