Join Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Cherry Hill Township Council this Memorial Day, as they pay tribute to the members of our military who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States. The Township's annual Memorial Day observance will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, on the grounds of the Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St.
The ceremony will honor Cherry Hill residents killed in action since World War II, and recognize surviving veterans who have passed away in the last year. It will also include a special tribute to veterans of the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, which ended 50 and 25 years ago, respectively.
“Memorial Day is one of our nation’s most significant holidays, when we remember those who selflessly laid down their lives to ensure that we can live in freedom,” Mayor Cahn said. “I’m proud to join with the members of our community to honor these hometown heroes and the more than 1.3 million others who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States.”
The program will include a musical tribute to our Armed Forces by the Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus, and the placement of the POW/MIA Chair as a reminder that even though those soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them.
Congressman Donald Norcross is scheduled to speak; Col. John Scannell of the New Jersey Army National Guard will deliver the keynote address.
Veterans and active-duty military are encouraged to attend, and will be recognized during the program.
The ceremony is sponsored by the Township in partnership with American Legion Post 372, Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126, and ShopRite Supermarkets of Cherry Hill. The event is rain or shine, and will be followed by a free barbecue lunch, courtesy of ShopRite.
Vietnam and Gulf War veterans are asked to RSVP by calling the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868. For more information, members of the public can call (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.com.