BAY HEAD — Memorial Day will be commemorated with two special events that will bring borough officials, local first responders, residents and community members together to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military.
On Saturday, May 29, the borough’s annual Memorial Day service will be held outside borough hall, 83 Bridge Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, last year’s ceremony was pre-recorded and broadcast online for residents to view.
“It will be live and in-person. We’ve sent a letter to all the veterans that live in Bay Head that we know of and invited them, which we do every year,” Mayor William Curtis told The Ocean Star. “It will have a very short service and we will lay a wreath.”
At 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, residents are invited to honor and remember fallen military personnel from their front porches and lawns by waving to the Bay Head Fire Co. No. 1 trucks as they go around the borough and sound the sirens during the second annual Memorial Day Remembrance.
“We are really happy as this is going to be our second annual,” Bay Head Life co-chair Sarah Erbe recently told The Ocean Star. “We started it last year amid the pandemic and the fire company had so much fun doing it with us last year that we wanted to bring it back.
“We think it is now going to be a staple, which we are really excited about. The route is already out there and … we really tried hard with the fire department to make sure that their route is very comprehensive around town, so we will be covering everyone’s home to the best of our ability.”
The mobile celebration is expected to last around an hour, as the fire company route aims to encompass as many streets as possible within the municipality including Club Drive, Metcalfe Street, West Lake Avenue, Cranberry Avenue, Western Avenue, Woodland Avenue, Holly Avenue, Grove Street, Park Avenue, Bridge Avenue, Lake Avenue, Johnson Street, Goetze Street, Main Avenue, Osborne Avenue, East Avenue, Strickland Street, Bay Avenue, Birch Place and Twilight Road. The full parade route can be viewed on the Bay Head Life Facebook page.
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