South Jersey towns set Memorial Day events

A list of 2024 Memorial Day events. Memorial Day is Monday May 27. Some events are held prior to Memorial Day. The list is updated as available.

Memorial Day events in Burlington County

Bordentown: The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Bordentown Cemetery, 210 Crosswicks Road.

Burlington City: The annual Memorial Day Parade and Bike Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. Around 9:15 a.m., a brick-laying ceremony will be held at American Legion Post 79. The parade starts at West Federal Street and ends at the promenade at the riverfront. Contact: Parks and Recreation, (609) 386-4070; Niki at nscott@burlingtonnj.us.

Delanco: The Memorial Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26. The parade will march down Burlington Avenue from West Avenue to Franklin Street. Afterward, there will be a ceremony at Gateway Park.

Eastampton: Mayor and Township Council host a Memorial Day ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Veterans Park, 12 Manor Court House. Eastampton Community School Chorale will perform. Wreaths will be layed.

Medford: The Memorial Day Parade & Observances begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27. The parade starts at Allen School on Allen Avenue on Union Street and proceeds to turn left onto South Main Street. There will be a brief stop at the War Memorials adjacent to Medford Community Center at 26 S. Main St to raise the flag, present a wreath, and offer a 21-gun salute. The parade then resumes, goes north, and turns left onto Union Street. It concludes in Freedom Park at 86 Union St., at which time the ceremony begins. Participants include Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7677, Shawnee High School Marching Band, Medford’s police, fire, and Emergency Medical Services, and many others.

Moorestown: The 38th annual Memorial Day ceremony is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Memorial Field Park. Parks and Recreation: (856) 914-3093.

Southampton: The 145th annual Memorial Day Parade is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. The parade starts at Main Street and Hilliards Bridge Road. A veterans luncheon starts at noon at 115 Min Street (formerly, The Grange). For tickets, contact: (609) 859-2736, option 5 or at the door.

Willingboro: A Memorial Day observance will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Millcreek Park, 300 Beverly Rancocas Road and Pagent Lane. Contact: (609) 877-8444.

Memorial Day events in Camden County

Audubon Park: The annual Memorial Day service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 in front of the municipal building, 2 Road C. (856) 547-5236.

Barrington: The annual Memorial Day services will held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 behind Borough Hall at 229 Trenton Avenue. (856) 547-0706.

Camden County: County commissioners and other officials will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Camden County Veterans Cemetery within the Harleigh Cemtery, 1640 Haddon Avenue in Camden.

Cherry Hill: Township officials will celebrate Memorial Day from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street. Camden County Commissioner Melinda Kane, a Gold Star mother, is the keynote speaker. American Legion Post 372 and Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126 are participating. Contact: (856) 488-7868 or email to events@chnh.gov. Access information at www.chnj.gov/memorialday.

Gloucester Township: The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Veterans Memorial Park, 1261 Chews Landing Road. Prior to that, wreaths will be laid at eights sites: at 8 a.m., Glendora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8714; 8:20 a.m., 9th Avenue Monument, Glendora; 8:40 a.m. American Legion Post 281; 9 a.m., Blackwood VFW Post 7927; 9:20 a.m. Gloucester Township School; 9:40 a.m. Harwan Park Monument; 10 a.m., Community Park Veterans Memorial, and 10:15 a.m. Erial Cemetery.

Haddon Township: A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Westmont Fire Co., 120 Haddon Avenue. (856) 854-1444.

Haddonfield: The Memorial Day Parade will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 starting at Chestnut Street and ending at the Haddonfield High School at 401 Kings Highway. A service will be held at the memorial at American Legion Post 38 at 129 Veterans Lane. The post is the parade sponsor. Post Commander Joe McElroy (856) 304-0261.

Somerdale: A Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Sterling High School at 501 South Warwick Road and proceed to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7334 at 10 Kennedy Boulevard. (856) 784-8792

Winslow: A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the War Memorial at the municipal complex, 125 South Route 73. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Contact: (609) 567-0700.

Memorial Day events in Cumberland County

Millville: The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Monday at the American Legion, makes its way to Mulberry Street, High Street, and then to Main Street. There will be a brief Naval Memorial Service on the Main Street Bridge. The parade will then continue down West Main Street, ending with a ceremony at the Veterans Plot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A memorial service and wreath laying ceremony will be held there. For more information or to participate in the parade, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 825-7000, extension7394 or by emailing recreation@millvillenj.gov.

Vineland: Parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Landis Avenue and Myrtle Street. The parade then proceeds west on Landis Avenue to the Boulevard, and then north to the Landis Park Veterans Circle at 600 E. Park Avenue for the ceremony. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the ceremony moved to 10 a.m. at Vineland City Hall Council Chambers. After the ceremony, please join us for hot dogs and light refreshments at the Semper Marine Detachment at 2041 West Landis Ave. Vineland. For more information or to participate in the parade, please contact Special Events Coordinator Sheena Santiago at 856-794-4000, ext. 4169, or shsantiago@vinelandcity.org.

Memorial Day events in Gloucester County

Deptford: The Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26. The parade staging area is at Oak Valley Fire House, 595 Princeton Boulevard. The Kids Bike decorating contest is at 10:30 a.m. at John Margie Field, 561 Princeton Boulevard. A memorials service will be at 11 a.m. at Buddy Powell Memorial, 525 College Boulevard. There will be a noontime ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park on College Boulevard, off Route 45 next to Oak Valley School. A free barbeque follows. Contact: (856) 845-0804.

Franklin: Sgt. Anthony P. Grochowski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2071 is sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. The parade lines up in the parking lot of the Franklinville Library, 1584 Coles Mill Road. The parade will be preceded by a ceremony at 8:54 a.m. and starts promptly at 9 a.m. The parade turn right on Blackwood venue, then left and south on Delsea Drive (Route 47) to the VFW Post at 2179 Delsea Drive. Representatives will be asked to place a flower when called upon. Contacts: events Coordinator Tim Warburton at (267) 357-5529 or the VFW at (856) 697-3646 to join the parade and service.

Glassboro: The Memorial Day Parade is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. The parade starts at University Boulevard and Lehigh Road. It turns on to Whitney Avenue, then High Street, and ends at Academy and Main streets. For the website: https://www.glassboro.org/memorial-day-parade. The parade features military, string, and marching bands, including the Glassboro High School band, fire trucks, floats, Scouts, and a children’s Bicycle Brigade. A solemn ceremony honoring Glassboro’s fallen takes place at Veterans Memorial Plaza in the town square after the parade. Complementary parking at lots and garages.

Harrison Township: The annual Four-Stop Continuum of Salutes commemorative walk will be held starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 with the township Veterans Commission and Township Committee. There are three stops for moments of reflection and gratitude and a brief outdoor service to conclude at Richwood United Methodist Church cemetery. The walk starts at Mullica Hill Baptist Church, 18 S. Main, St, Mullica Hill; 9:15 a.m., Old Town Hall, 62 S. Main St.; 9:30 a.m., William Wilt Memorial at William Wilt Soccer Complex, 162 Walters Road; and 10 a.m. Richwood United Methodist Church, 104 Richwood Road, Richwood.

Mantua Township: A Memorial Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 401 Main Street.  Clerk’s Office: (856) 468-1500, extensions 120, 113.

Monroe Twp. (Gloucester County) holds its 2024 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. PHOTO: May 2, 2024.
Monroe Twp. (Gloucester County) holds its 2024 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. PHOTO: May 2, 2024.

Monroe Twp.: The Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Our Lady of Peace Church at 32 Carroll Avenue, Williamstown and ends at the Veterans Plaza on North Main Street at Sicklerville Road.  For questions or registration, contact Pfeiffer Community Center at (856) 728-9841.

Newfield: A Memorial Day service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 27 at the Municipal Building, 18 Catawba Avenue.

Paulsboro: Memorial Day services will start at 9 a.m. at Paulsboro Fire House, 1502 Swedesboro Avenue, and continue at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park on the corner of Billings Avenue and Delaware Street.

Pitman: A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Grove Auditorium, 160 Circle Avenue. The ceremony immediately continues at the Edward J. Campbell Memorial in Ballard Park, 15 Pitman Avenue. Participants include borough officials, American Legion Elwood Kindle Post 49, Veterans of Foreign Wars Pitman Memorial Post 6469, Daughters of the American Revolution, and members of the Pitman Junior and Senior High School music departments.

Newfield Veterans Memorial Park next to the municipal building at 18 Catawba Avenue. PHOTO: May 21, 2024.
Newfield Veterans Memorial Park next to the municipal building at 18 Catawba Avenue. PHOTO: May 21, 2024.

Swedesboro: Memorial Day services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the War Memorial at Borough Hall, 1500 Kings Highway. In the event of rain, it will be moved to the Woolwich Fire House, 1517 Kings Highway, Swedesboro. There will be a guest speaker, Boy Scout Troop 13, Community Choir, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10886, and the Woolwich Fire Company. Call (856) 467-0756 or text to (856) 498-9435 to add the name of a veteran to the list of deceased and living veterans to be recognized at the ceremony. Bring lawn chairs. The Greater Swedesboro Business Association is the sponsor.

Washington: Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Franklin Atkinson Memorial Park, 541 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road.

Wenonah: The Memorial Day Parade starts at 8:45 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the corner of South Marion and East Mantua avenues. Walkers and bike riders are encouraged. There will be a brief stop at Veteran’s Corner in Wenonah Park. It ends with a graveside service at Wenonah Cemetery, 390 Wenonah Avenue. American Legion Post 192 is the parade host. Participants include Scouts, Clearview Marching Band, Wenonah and Mantua veterans, and fire companies. Borough: (856) 468-5228

West Deptford: The Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday at Colonial Avenue, then to Hessian Avenue and finishing at Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue. Contact Latiya at (856) 845-4004, extension 228 or lholmes@westdeptford.com.

Woodbury Heights: A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Veterans Park at 433 Elm Avenue. Contact: (856) 848-2832.

Gloucester County: Memorial Day will be celebrated from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 27 at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 240 North Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown. The event is open to the public. Bring a lawn chair. Contact: (856) 401-7660.

This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Here's where to go Memorial Day, May 27