Over the years, Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer. But what does Memorial Day really represent?
It’s a federal holiday where Americans pause to commemorate all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Traditionally American flags are flown at half-staff from dawn until noon.
Many towns in America hold parades, special memorial commemorations, and fantastic fireworks displays.
It’s great to see everyone in their Red, White and Blue outfits, showing their patriotism!
Here’s what’s happening on Memorial Day May 27, 2019 in Gloucester County:
For those who prefer to celebrate local patriotic traditions here in South Jersey, small-town Memorial Day traditions are still very much alive.
Here’s what’s happening on Memorial Day May 27, 2019, in Gloucester County:
Mullica Hill: The Harrison Township Memorial Day service will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mullica Hill Baptist with a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps.” There, it will proceed down to Old Town Hall for another salute and a wreath laying beginning around 9:15 a.m.
The service will continue at William Wilt Soccer Complex around 9:30 a.m. where another rifle salute will occur. “Taps” will be played. There will be laying of wreaths at William Wilt’s stone and the veteran’s stone with a short prayer before each one.
Service will conclude at Richwood United Methodist Church (intersection of Route 322 and Richwood Road) at 10 a.m. There the flag will be raised and lowered, a rifle salute will be done and “Taps” will be played.
Glassboro: Continuing their over 100-year-old tradition of having a Memorial Day Parade, the Borough of Glassboro is proudly having their parade from 10 am to 12 pm. Parade is starting at University Blvd and Lehigh Rd heading up Whitney. Then onto High Street and ending at the Fire Department.
The newest element to the parade is the addition of a float contest. Children ages 5-12 are invited to ride their bicycles decorated in patriotic flair too!
For more information go to https://www.glassboro.org/memorial-day-parade-2019 .
Mantua/Wenonah: The Mantua-Wenonah Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 27 beginning at 8:45 a.m. in Wenonah at the corner of South Marion and East Mantua avenues.
The parade will proceed down to Wenonah Cemetery for a short memorial service and then end at Mantua’s Municipal Building, which will have a short service.
Children are encouraged to participate in this parade on their bicycles decorated in their red, white and blue too!
Swedesboro: Every Memorial Day, Swedesboro holds a Memorial Day ceremony at the Woolwich Fire House to pay tribute to those who fought and died for our country. Monday,May 27, at 10:30 a.m. Woolwich Fire House, Kings Highway, Swedesboro.
Reflect and remember those who sacrificed their lives.
Memorial Day is a special day to honor our fallen soldiers.
The United States of America would not be the great country that it is without the sacrifices of the soldiers that lost their lives for our Freedom.
Keeping that in mind and teaching our younger generations about the meaning of Memorial Day preserves that meaning through the generations, and creates beautiful family traditions, year after year.
However you decide to spend your Memorial Day in South Jersey, I hope that you take a moment to reflect and remember what it means, and enjoy it to its fullest.
From everyone at Nancy Kowalik Real Estate Group, have a wonderful Memorial Day!