EAST BRUNSWICK, NJThe Township of East Brunswick’s Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held on Sunday, May 26, in Veterans Park at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. This event honoring the men and women, who lost their lives defending our country, will begin at 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.  The program will include the Veterans Ceremony, Flag Raising, Presentation of Wreaths, Dedication of Veterans Tribute Pavers and a Mini-Patriotic Concert.

Participating veterans groups include the Vietnam Veterans of America; Jewish War Veterans Post #311; AMVETS Post #34; VFW Post #133; VFW Post #133 Auxiliary; and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Vietnam Veterans of America will serve as the host post this year.  Mayor Brad J. Cohen will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Mayor Cohen will dedicate two granite pavers that were purchased thru the Veterans Monument Paver Program.  Guest speaker will be Captain Ithan B. Zimmer, USN (Retired).  Other program participants include members of the US Naval Sea Cadets Corp serving as wreath bearers, the East Brunswick High School Brass Choir, the East Brunswick Community Chorus, and East Brunswick student Phoebe Struminger will sing “God Bless America.”  The East Brunswick Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will also be on hand to assist with the Color Guard and Honor Guard.

If you are a veteran of our country’s military and would like to participate in East Brunswick’s program with the other veterans groups, please contact Sandi Catarzi at the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services at 732-390-6797 to register.

The public is invited to attend this annual event and join East Brunswick in honoring the memory of our fallen veterans.  We also invite our visitors to view the HOMETOWN HEROES WALL located in the lobby of the East Brunswick Municipal Building.  A new addition to the program this year is the FIELD OF FLAGS which will be located adjacent to Veterans Park.  The event is sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services and the East Brunswick Veterans Alliance.  For more information, please call 732-390-6797 or on-line at www.eastbrunswick.org.