Borough to hold Memorial Day ceremony

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[DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

POINT PLEASANT — Community members are invited to join Mayor Robert Sabosik and the Point Pleasant Borough Council for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 31 to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending their country.

The ceremony, which was canceled last year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, will begin at 11 a.m. under the bandshell at Community Park. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the courtroom at Borough Hall, 2233 Bridge Ave.

“I think it is very important that one of the first events for coming out is for our veterans. Everybody thinks the day is for barbecues. In actuality, it is really [about] the protection of our democracy by men and women since the very beginning,” Mayor Sabosik told The Ocean Star.

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“I am looking forward to coming back and celebrating with them and their accomplishments. We have a young man who has a distinguished military service that we are going to honor, so we are going to have multiple generations there with the same theme: the theme of protecting America and making sure our democracy goes on into the future. 

“I am very happy that this event is one of the first events officially coming out, breaking away from the pandemic, and honoring the men and women of all the armed forces.”

This year Kyle Waterson will be honored as the ceremonial grand marshal during the 2021 Memorial Day ceremony. Cpl. Waterson is a member of the Point Pleasant Borough Department of Public Works staff and a veteran of the United States Army.

Cpl. Waterson was honorably discharged after eight years of service. He served three years of active duty out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, including a 15-month tour of duty in Iraq, where he survived an explosion after the humvee he was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device [IED].

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