CAMDEN, NJ — In honor of the fallen heroes of Camden County and beyond, a virtual Memorial Day ceremony will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. — necessary this year because of the ongoing pandemic.

“We may not be able to gather in person, but there is no crisis, emergency, or circumstance which should prevent our fallen heroes from receiving the honor and memorialization that they deserve,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, a gold star mother and liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

“We ask that the entire Camden County community join us online, as we recognize and remember the brave men and women who made the sacrifice for this country and for the American people," added Kane, who will be the keynote speaker. 

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The pre-taped event will include the national anthem performed by Maria Melchiore, invocation by Rabbi Jennifer Frenkel, and messages from Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli and Congressman Donald Norcross. 

Taps will be performed by Greg Murphy of Bugles Across America, and a gun salute aboard the US Battleship NJ will be broadcast. 

To watch visit CamdenCounty.com/MemorialDay.

A series of remembrances can also currently be viewed on the site. 

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