Berkeley Township will be host to several Memorial Day celebrations. They are as follows, provided by Mayor Carman Amato:
On Sunday, May 27, the Berkeley Shores Homeowners’ and Civic Association will be having their annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Blessing of the Fleet. After the Blessing of the fleet, a Memorial Day Service will be conducted at noon in the Barnegat Bay. In honor of our service men and women, a wreath is laid upon the waters while the Color Guard presents the colors and dueling “Taps” are played. You can monitor VHF Channel 69 to listen to the ceremony.
Also on Sunday, May 27, the Silver/Holiday VFW Post 10185 will hold their Memorial Day Ceremony at the Silver Ridge Park West Clubhouse at 1 p.m.
And lastly, on Monday, May 28, the Bayville VFW Post 9503 will be conducting their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the grove behind the VFW Post on Veterans Blvd in Bayville.
“As mayor, I have participated in all of these memorial services. They are well organized and provide a very moving tribute to our fallen service men and women. All of these events are open to the public, and I encourage you to attend. We MUST NEVER forget them or their families for the sacrifice they have made to make our country the greatest democracy in the world,” Amato said.