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Belmar and Lake Como to Hold Memorial Day Remembrances

Marking this year’s U.S. Centennial Commemoration of World War I, Belmar's Memorial Day will include a service at “The Spirit of the Doughboy” sculpture, located on West Railroad Avenue.

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Memorial Day ceremonies to remember those who have died while serving in the U.S. military will be held in Belmar and Lake Como on Monday, May 29.

In Belmar, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manasquan Post 1818, will host a 9:30 a.m. service at Monument Row, located on Main Street between 12th and 13th avenues.

Marking this year’s U.S. Centennial Commemoration of World War I, the observance will then move to “The Spirit of the Doughboy” sculpture, located on West Railroad Avenue between Seventh and Eighth avenues — visible from the Route 35 bridge,

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One of eight such monuments in New Jersey created by sculptor Ernest Moore Viquesney, the pressed copper iconic figure has stood since 1930 in the small park  in honor of borough residents who served during the World War I.

If it rains, these services will be held in the courtroom at the Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.

Lake Como has extended a personal invitation to all veterans and family members to its traditional Memorial Day Service, beginning at 10 a.m. at Borough Hall, 1740 Main Street.

“The residents of the borough look forward to saying thank you for your sacrifice as we honor your devotion and sacrifice to our country,” said Mayor Brian Wilton in a letter to veterans.

Any veterans who would like to attend and be part of the remembrance are asked to contact Borough Clerk/Administrator Louise Mekosh at


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