Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Ceremony in Ocean City, NJ

When I was a kid growing up in Ocean City ... On Memorial Day we'd put on our Little League uniforms and parade to Memorial field where there'd be a Memorial Day service. Selected Little Leaguer's would place wreaths on the markers as each Veteran's name was called. Afterward's we'd walk to the fields at 6th Street and the FIRST games of the season would be played.

This year Ocean City's Annual Memorial Day Service is scheduled for Monday, May 31 starting at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave.

The 2010 Memorial Day address will be given by Lt. Col. Peter F. Rapetti, Jr., an Operations and Intelligence Troop Command Officer. The Honor Roll naming those who died in the service of the United States will be read by Bob Marzulli, Commander Elect, American Legion Post 525 of Ocean City. Brandon E. Gheen, VFW Commander, will toll the Memorial Bell. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Tabernacle Auditorium across the street from Veterans Memorial Park.