Ocean Township residents are being urged to turn out and support this year’s Memorial Day Parade, which is returning after a four-year hiatus.
“Memorial Day is such an important occasion and we have many township residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice to help preserve our freedom. And they deserve our recognition and support,” Councilwoman Donna Schepiga said.
And Schepiga, who is the council liaison to the Community Celebration Committee, said the parade is getting a lot more support this year.
“We have more organizations wanting to march, we are getting more antique cars, have quite a few bands, have more sponsors, and have been raising money all year. The people are very eager for this parade and they want to be involved. I think they missed it for the four years it was not held,” she said.
The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30 with an opening memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. at the municipal building at 399 Monmouth Road. The parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. from near the municipal building and then proceeds north on Monmouth Road and then left of Beecroft Road to Fireman’s Park, near Larkin Place.
“We will have bands, food, and games at the park afterwards from about 1:30 to 4:30 pm,” Schepiga said.
At the Oakhurst Fireman’s Field, the popular band After The Reign will perform, there will be food vendors, Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs, there will be some kosher foods, and activities for children.