Lake Como Places Commemorative Wreaths along Lake Como and in White Park

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar observed Memorial Day with two services at Memorial Row — the laying of the wreaths by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Manasquan Post 1838 and the commemorative ringing of the bells by the Belmar Fire Department.

The low-key observances, attended by a small gathering wearing masks and streamed live by the borough amid the coronavirus pandemic, were in sharp contrast to those in previous years, which attracted dozens to the small park on Main Street between 12th and 13th Avenues.

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Click here for the VFW service.

Click here for the Belmar Fire Department service. 

Click here for a recap of both, courtesy of John Sabia, Belmar's multimedia director.

Although Lake Como canceled its traditionally well-attended Memorial Day service due to state of emergency guidelines, it posted the following on its Facebook page: "We would like to thank all of our active service men and women and all of our veterans for their service to our country. "

The borough also placed wreaths on the banks of Lake Como and in White Park at New Bedford Road and 18th Avenue, named in honor of Steven White, who was killed in France in World War I.  

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