The Camden County Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony honors memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the observance will be viewable online from May 23rd at 10 AM.
The Camden County Freeholder Board welcomes you to the Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. The observance will be viewable online on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. The pre-recorded program was designed to ensure that America’s fallen heroes receive a proper memorialization despite social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic.
“We may not be able to gather in person, but there is no crisis, emergency, or circumstance which should prevent our fallen heroes from receiving the honor and memorialization that they deserve,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, a gold star mother and liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs. “We ask that the entire Camden County community join us online, as we recognize and remember the brave men and women who made the sacrifice for this country and for the American people.”
Camden County invites residents to play Taps, performed by Greg Murphy, outside on your phones at 3 PM on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.
May 23, 2020
Virtual Ceremony be posted on Saturday, May 23
Opening Remarks, Camden County Freeholder Kane
National Anthem – Performed by Maria Melchiore
Invocation – Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel
A Message from Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli
A Message from U.S. Congressman Norcross
Keynote Address – Camden County Freeholder Kane
Taps – Performed by Greg Murphy
Gun Salute – Aboard the U.S. Battleship NJ
Camden County KIA Vietnam and Global War on Terrorism
Message from Freeholder Kane for Gold Star Families
Flagging at Locustwood
American Legion Post 372 Tribute, Memorial Day 75th Anniversary
The Meaning of Memorial Day, Capt. Walt Urban USN (ret)
Taps Presented by Jacob Flaschen
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of her Commissioning into the U.S. Navy and Remember Memorial Day with Facebook Live ceremonies on her forecastle at 10 AM on Saturday, May 23 and on Monday, May 25. Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the both ceremonies will be shown on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ at 10 AM each day.