Monmouth County Memorial Day Events

Monmouth County, NJ

, NJ

MONDAY, MAY 26 ALLENTOWN: 10 a.m. Corner of North Main Street and Allen Drive. Staging for the participants will begin at 8:30 a.m. on North Main Street and in the area between Allen and Probasco Drive. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of North Main Street and Allen Drive, proceeding south through the center of the borough, across the Conine Millpond Bridge turning onto High Street, and finish at the Upper Freehold Regional Elementary-Middle School. Grand Marshal Bob O'Hare will lead the 2014 Memorial Day Parade. The parade will be followed by a memorial service featuring a salute by members of American Legion Post 31's Honor Guard and the Civil Air Patrol, Squadron NJ 082, Color Guard, led by its commander, Lt. Mary Lenner. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, will demonstrate the folding of the American flag and its presentation in honor of those who gave their lives in service to our country. Patriotic selections and Taps will be performed by the Allentown High School, Redbird Marching Band, directed by Ross Hecht. The service will take place at the memorial monument near the upper entrance to the school. Contact: 732-699-4265. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS: 11 a.m. Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, 2 Simon Lake Drive. American Legion 141 will begin their parade at Municipal Harbor, travel to Veteran's Park, where there will be a ceremony in front of Borough Hall. Afterward, there will be refreshments at the Emergency Service building on East Mount Avenue. Contact: 732-291-1444. BELMAR: 9:30 a.m. Monument Row, Main Street between 12th and 13th avenues. The borough will hold one of its Memorial Day services at Monument Row. Afterward, head on over to the Doughboy Statue at 8th and Railroad for another ceremony at 10 a.m. Contact: 732-681-3700. BRADLEY BEACH: 9 a.m. to noon. Bradley Beach Fire Hall, 815 Main St. Admission includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, and a serving of sides, beverages and more. Hosted by their Ladies Auxiliary, all proceeds benefit the volunteers of the Bradley Beach Fire Department. Cost: $8 adults; $3 children 3-12; free for children under 3; contact: 732-776-7887. COLTS NECK: 10 a.m. First Aid Building, 1 Heritage Way. Memorial Day starts off with a bicycle contest at the Colts Neck First Aid Building. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a Memorial Day parade and ceremony, starting at Heyers Mills Road and ending at Memorial Park for the ceremony. Immediately following, there will be refreshments, face painting, music and more at Colts Neck Fire House 2 (Conover Road). Contact: 732-780-6666. EATONTOWN: 10:30 a.m. Veterans' Plaza, Wampum Park, Route 35 and West Street. On behalf of the Holmgren-Gurbisz Memorial American Legion Post 325, the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held. This is an opportunity, as a community, to come together and honor those who served our country and paid the ultimate price for the freedom we all enjoy today. The mayor and Borough Council, police department, and Office of Emergency Management will attend and present a floral tribute as well. In the event of rain, the ceremonies will take place at the Eatontown Memorial School on Grant Avenue. Contact: 732-455-8525. FAIR HAVEN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: 9 to 11 a.m. Knollwood Public School, 224 Hance Road. The borough will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade. Parade starts at Knollwood School and ends at Memorial Park where there will be a small ceremony. Contact: 732-747-0241. FARMINGDALE: 1 p.m. Main Street, Farmingdale. The borough will be hold its annual Memorial Day Parade. There will be live bands, such as the Christian Brother's Academy Pipes and Drums and Howell High School Marching Rebels. The parade will be held rain or shine. Cost: free; contact: 732-938-4077. FREEHOLD: 8:30 a.m. Elks Point, Routes 79 and 537. A ceremony will take place, followed with a parade down Main Street at 9:45 a.m. The parade will be preceded by a flag-draped coffin. Contact: 732-462-4580. HOLMDEL: 10:30 a.m. Town Hall-Memorial Circle, 4 Crawfords Corner Road. Join the Holmdel Recreation Office as they honor those who have served in all wars. The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Circle in front of Town Hall. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Cost: free; contact: 732-946-2820, ext. 1225. HOLMDEL: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, 1 Memorial Lane. Ceremony includes keynote speaker retired Maj. Gen. Clark Martin, a presentation of two scholarships to high school seniors and the induction of four Vietnam War veterans into the "In Memory" program. Contact: 732-335-0033. HOLMDEL: Noon to 3 p.m. Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road. Join in the celebration as the farm staff enjoys an old-fashioned Decoration Day. Contact: 732-842-4000. MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP: 9:15 a.m. Clarksburg post office, 424 Stagecoach Road. Come join the Millstone Township Veterans' Memorial Council at the Memorial Day Parade. Parade line-up begins at 9:15 a.m. at the post office. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Ceremonies will take place rain or shine. All residents and veterans are welcome to attend. Join us for a free barbecue at the Clarksburg Inn following the ceremony. If anyone is interested in participating in the parade or would like more information, contact Bill Nurko at 609-443-1974. MONMOUTH BEACH: 10 a.m. Behind the Monmouth Beach Firehouse, 24 Beach Road. Monmouth Beach observance will include patriotic music by school band, guest speaker Lt. Col. Charles Long, commanding officer, 6th Motor Transport Battalion, Red Bank. The Color Guard also will accompany the Lt. Col. At the conclusion of the service, attendees are asked to proceed across the street to the Wells Fargo bank where the Monmouth Beach Veterans Association will unveil an updated list of veterans from Monmouth Beach. At the conclusion, refreshments will be served by the Monmouth Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Contact: 732-229-2204. NEPTUNE CITY: 10 to 11 a.m. Knights of Columbus, 203 W. Sylvania Ave. Parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Contact: 732-776-7224. NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP: 10 a.m. Neptune Municipal Complex, 301 Main St. Parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Municipal Complex and ends at the Great Auditorium. Services will be held in front of the Youth Temple. Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley and guest speaker Cmdr. Tommy Atkins will address the crowd. Atkins is the Senior Naval Science Instructor at Neptune High School. Refreshments will be served after the parade at the American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Road. Contact: 732-502-4510. OCEANPORT: 9:30 a.m. Blackberry Bay Park, 430 Port Au Peck Ave. Oceanport's annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. from Blackberry Bay Park ending at the old Borough Hall, 222 Monmouth Blvd., where ceremonies and a speaker will take place. Contact: 732-222-8221. OCEAN TOWNSHIP: 11 a.m. to noon. Ocean Township Town Hall, 399 Monmouth Road. The township will have its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall. All are welcome. Contact: 732-531-5000. RED BANK: 11 a.m. Veterans' Monument, 51 Monmouth St. The borough and the Red Bank Elks invite the public to attend its annual Memorial Day service. Please come to honor those who have served to protect our country. Contact: 732-530-2782. SHREWSBURY BOROUGH: 10 a.m. Patriot Isle, Corner of Sycamore Avenue and Broad Street. We will have a community ceremony to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The Shrewsbury Borough School Band will play patriotic selections which will be followed by the winners of the student essay/poem contest reading their winning entries on "What Memorial Day Means to Me." There also will be a wreath and flag ceremony along with a gun salute. Contact: 732-741-4200, ext. 108. TINTON FALLS: 11 a.m. Sycamore Recreation Complex, 977 Sycamore Ave. Join us as Mayor Gerald M. Turning welcomes guest speaker Lt. Cmdr. Aubrey Hamlett, executive officer of Naval Weapons Station Earle. This is a family-friendly event. Please bring a chair. Contact: 732-542-3400. WALL TOWNSHIP: 10 a.m. Court Yard, Wall Township Municipal Building, 2700 Allaire Road. The township will host a Memorial Day ceremony in the Municipal Court yard. Contact: 732-449-8444.

Friday - May 23, 2014