Lakewood Township to Honor All Soldiers Monday, May 30
On Monday, May 30, 2016, members of the Lakewood Township community are honoring the heroic actions of men and women who have served and are now serving in the military with a parade and services at the All War Memorial Amphitheater at Lake Carasaljo, North Lake Drive, Lakewood.
The Memorial Day ceremony will begin at the Review Stand in Town Square, Third Street and Clifton Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. with performances by the Clarke School and Oak Street School elementary choruses.
The Memorial Day Parade, which begins at 10:00 a.m., will then pass the Review Stand, proceed down Clifton Avenue, making a right onto Main Street (Route 88), crossing Route 9 South, and proceeding the All War Memorial Amphitheater for the Memorial Day program that will begin with the Lakewood High School (LHS) ROTC presenting the colors, the raising of the flag, an Invocation, and the Star Spangled Banner.
A wreath will be placed on Lake Carasaljo honoring our veterans, and there will be a 21-Gun Salute and Taps.
Participants in the Memorial Day ceremony include Senator Robert Singer, Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible, Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller, Lakewood Deputy Mayor Isaac Akerman, and Committeemen Ray Coles, Mike D’Elia, and Meir Lichtenstein.
The Memorial Day parade will include the various veterans’ organizations, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, Lakewood Police Department, Lakewood First Aid, the Lakewood Fire Department, Hatzolah EMS, LCSW (Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch), LHS Army JROTC, LHS cheerleaders, members of the Lakewood Recreation programs, Scouts, Lakewood Elks Lodge #1432, SCHI (School for Children with Hidden Intelligence), Aerial Sign North, American Legion Post #166, New Life Christian Center, Lakewood BlueClaws, Lakewood High School Baseball team, Lakewood High School Cheerleaders, Bikur Cholim, Oorah, and the Civil Air Patrol, among others.
Participants are requested to be at their assigned location no later than 9:30 a.m. Bus transportation will be available to transport marchers from the lake back to the starting point of the parade.
To register your organization or for questions or concerns, contact Sarah Kay in the Mayor’s office at 732-364-2500 Ext. 2771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.