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Memorial Day Service set in Cape May

By On Deck Staff

Cape May City will host a Memorial Day Service at the Columbia Avenue monument beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25.
Participants will include city officials, local veterans organizations, the rifle team, a bugler, the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
All are invited to attend and honor our veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
At noon, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-02 of Cape May will conduct their annual Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony on the beach.
The Auxiliary decorates a small boat with the national ensign and flowers donated by Delaware Valley florists and tows it to sea while a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City drops a wreath near the flower boat in memory of all those who served in our country’s wars.
The flower boat will be in place on the beach at Gurney Street shortly before noon and will be attended by flotilla members, U.S. Coast Guard color guard, rifle squad, and bugler who will play taps at the launching.
Coast Guard Station Cape May will have one of their small rescue boats on static display on Beach Drive during the ceremony. The boat will be attended by Coasties from Station Cape May who will receive visitors, answer questions, and explain the purpose and function of the boat and its mission.
For more information, call John Gallagher at 609-884-7181 or Cape May Civic Affairs 609-884-9565.

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