BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township officials will officially mark Memorial Day on Monday, but the event won't be live.
The COVID-19 shutdown already had led to the cancellation of Bernards Township's annual Memorial Day parade, rotated each year between downtown Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner.
Then, earlier in May, a ransomware attack on the township's website and some other online systems foiled plans to hold a moment of silent remembrance and post the ceremony online.
Now, although the Township Committee will record the remembrance ceremony on Memorial Day, the event will not be posted live on the Bernards Township website, which is in the process of being restored, according to the township.
The recorded ceremony will be posted "in short order," Township Clerk Rhonda Pisano said on Sunday.
The announcement made about the parade's cancellation, posted online prior to the disruption of the township website, noted that, "While Bernards Township is unable to celebrate in our traditional way, a solitary moment of remembrance will take place to honor those men and woman who gave their lives in service to our nation."