Ocean City Flag Raising Ceremony

Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m.

46th St & West Ave, Ocean City

On Saturday May 28th the daily flag raising ceremony at Ocean City’s Music Pier will honor the 27 graduates from Philadelphia’s Father Judge High School who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

This number represents the highest number of lives lost by any private school in the United States, and is a somber distinction shared with Philadelphia’s Cardinal Dougherty and Northeast Catholic High Schools. Beginning the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and continuing every day until September 11th, the Music Pier flag raisings begin at 9:00 a.m. and patriotically recognize an individual or a group.

Coast Guard Sunset Parade

Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Training Center Cape May’s parade field

This sunset parade honors the Coast Guard’s Gold Star Program, recognizing the sacrifices of the families whose loved ones died in service. The gates to the training center will open at 6 p.m., and visitors are asked to be seated by 7:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this extra time for security screening, parking, and seating.

Those attending the event must have a valid, state-issued or government issued identification card to access the base. Visitors are allowed to park both on and off base, and security will direct visitors where to go. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony. There will be increased security screening for the event, and bags are not permitted in the seating area including purses, camera bags, and backpacks, with the exception of diaper bags or medical bags.

North Wildwood Veteran Flag Service

Every Saturday morning, 10 minutes before sunrise, starting May 29 through Sept. 4

A free weekly ceremony every Sunday morning to raise the casket flag of a Veteran to honor and remember all Veterans, held at the Lou Booth Amphitheater at 2nd and Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood. Arrive 10 minutes before sunrise to participate in a 20-minute tribute and inspirational message at the most beautiful vista on the Jersey Shore.

This location offers photo ops galore! The Flag Raising Ceremony is weather permitting as Veteran Casket Flags are not for all-weather. Cancellations will be posted within a half hour of the scheduled service on the Weekly Schedule page on SunriseOnSunday.com.

Avalon Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. sharp

32nd Street and Dune Drive, Avalon

The parade will step off at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceed north to Veterans Plaza where the ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the parade. The Guest of Honor at the event will be Command Chief Master Sergeant (ret) Michael R Francis, United States Navy. Chief Francis concluded his military service as the seventh State Command Chief for the New Jersey Air National Guard until his retirement in June 2012.

Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30 at noon

96th Street

The parade will start at noon on 96th street and will run about three blocks.

North Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the North Wildwood Veterans Monument, located at Spruce and New York Avenues in North Wildwood at 10 a.m., hosted by the VFW Post 5941. There will also be a service earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse flagpole where the names of the VFW Post 5941 members who have deceased since last Memorial Day will be read and their service honored. For more information, call 609.729.5832.

Wildwood Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Post 184

Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place on the front lawn of American Legion Post 184, Wildwood to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Service begins at 11 a.m. For more information call 609.522.3613 or visit Legion184.org

Cape May County Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 at 2 p.m.

Gerald M. Thornton Veterans’ Cemetery

The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 2 P.M. at the Gerald M. Thornton Veterans’ Cemetery. The public is invited to attend and pay their respects to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States while serving their Country.

Middle Township Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

The parade will begin at Memorial Field on Pacific Avenue. It will continue North on Boyd Street, turn left on Mechanic Street, left on Dias Creek Road and end at the American Legion Post 198. The ceremony will be held after the parade at Post 198.

The parade begins to line up at 9 a.m. and starts at 10 a.m. on May 30. A ceremony will follow to remember service members with a recitation on the poem “In Flanders Field,” a rifle salute, “Taps” performed by the Middle Township High School Band and music from the Dennis Township Band. Soloists will sing “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.” The event also will have kids showing their creativity with a bike-decorating contest for those 12 and under and an essay-writing contest for the community’s fifth graders.

Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Soldiers and Sailors Park, on Gurney Street and Columbia Avenue

Immediately following the ceremony in the park, at approximately Noon, the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May detachments will participate with Flotilla 82 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in presenting the Rifle Salute and launching of the flower boat from Gurney Street Beach.

Sea Isle City Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue.

The ceremony will include the placement of wreaths around the park’s Memorial Fountain, patriotic hymns, and words of thanks for the men and women of the United States Military who lost their lives for this nation.

After the ceremony, Boy Scout Troop 76 will lead a procession to the JFK Boulevard Beach, where members of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will place flowers in the ocean in honor of those who died at sea.