WESTFIELD, NJ — Memorial Day ceremonies will be held privately in Westfield Monday morning and available to watch on the town’s social media pages, the mayor announced.

Due to social distancing requirements, the ceremony will not be open to the public, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in a statement Friday evening.

“It will be recorded and available on the Town’s social media pages so that we can all have the opportunity to witness the laying of the wreaths, hear the bells and bugle playing, listen to words of reflection, and pay proper tribute to the fallen,” Brindle said.

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The Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3 will lead the ceremonies, she said. It will be held at Monument Circle, Brindle said.

“Memorial Day is personally meaningful to me as an opportunity to not only honor my dad who was killed in Vietnam, but to also pay tribute to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom,” she said.

Brindle also has asked residents to send photos of their homes decorated with patriotic decor, including Westfield 300 Memorial Day coloring sheets.

Residents may email pictures to westfield300@westfieldnj.gov. The photos will be shared with the community on Monday.

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