Little Egg Harbor’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

May 31, 2017
Photo by: Pat Johnson Flag salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the Revolutionary War Monument.

Little Egg Harbor hosted the annual Memorial Day Parade in conjunction with the neighboring communities of Tuckerton borough and Eagleswood and Bass River townships.

Proudly parading down Radio Road were the VFW Post #316 Color Guard and members; American Legion Post #493 and members and their Poppy Princesses; Legion motorcyclists; Cranberry Creek veterans; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary #72; the mayors and officials from all four towns; Little Egg Harbor Police Explorers; Little Egg Harbor Office of Emergency Management; LEH Citizens on Patrol; the Affair at Egg Harbor Historical Society in Revolutionary War garb; the Knights of Columbus from St. Theresa’s Church; the Italian American Club; Cub Scout Pack #539 and Pack #117; Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore; and Pinelands Regional sports clubs.

Local fire companies brought up the rear of the parade. This year, in deference to the little ones and the solemnity of the day, there were no sirens.

At the Revolutionary War monument in Mystic Island, the Pinelands Regional High School band, directed by Brian Majoros, played patriotic songs. Little Egg Harbor Deputy Mayor Bobbi Jo Crea gave the welcoming and opening remarks. American Legion Post #493 Commander Rich DiBuono introduced the grand marshals of the parade, World War II veterans Bob Nolan and Tony Lamarco. Commander of VFW Post #316 Bonnie Beaulieu with VFW Poppy Princess Francesca Green and American Legion Poppy Princess Oliva Jackson led those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance while AEH Historical Society President Michael Czurlanis placed a wreath at the memorial. Tuckerton Mayor Sue Marshall gave the closing remarks and invited the crowd to the picnic at the American Legion Post 493. —P.J.

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