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Honor Those Who Served, Sacrificed

Reflect. Ponder. Relax. Be grateful. These are just a few choices and actions to take to heart this Memorial Day Weekend.
Beginning in Vineland, The United Veterans Council, in conjunction with the city, will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29. Line-up is 8 a.m. at Myrtle Street and Landis Avenue. The parade will commence at 9, heading west on Landis Avenue to the Boulevard, where a brief ceremony will take place. The parade will then continue to Veteran’s Park, Park Avenue and the Boulevard, for the ceremony. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled and the ceremony will be moved to the Vineland City Hall Council Chambers at 10 a.m. For more information contact the United Veterans Council President Edwin Alicea at 794-4000, ext. 4207.
Next, Millville American Legion Post 82 will host a Memorial Day parade at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29. The parade will form at 8:15 a.m. in the post parking lot. It will march along Veterans Way, across Buck Street to High Street, south on High to Main Street. The parade will pause at the Maurice River bridge for a Naval Memorial Service and then continue west to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. There, a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony will be held. Following the services at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, there will be a reception and buffet at the post. For more information about any of these events, call 825-2189.
A Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. Parade begins at Main Street and proceeds from Saw Mill Road to Schaffer Avenue. Line-up is from noon to 1 p.m. at Factory and Saw Mill roads. Judging commences at 1. This year’s theme is patriotism. Note: the barbecue event following the parade is not open to the public and is for just the veterans on the grand marshal float whom were sent a personalized invitation. For more information call Linda Miletta at (856) 447-3247 or Michele Meddings at (609) 381-7043.
The “Greatest Generation” will be celebrated with a program at 1 p.m. in Bridgeton. The event, sponsored by Broad Street Cemetery Association and Friends of Old Broad Street Church, will be held at the church. Guests will listen to real-life stories of several World War II servicemen, honor the veterans buried at the cemetery and listen to music of the era played by a 10-piece big band.
And a Memorial Day parade will be held in Elmer starting at 10 a.m. Monday. It begins at the intersection of South Main Street and Salem Street, and will conclude at North Main Street by the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. A VFW ceremony will be held at the cemetery.