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PHOTOS: Heavy Rain Makes for a Somber Memorial Day Ceremony

Al Campbell
Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas P. LaRosa, a Vietnam veteran, delivers the keynote address at the county’s Memorial Day ceremony at Gerald M. Thornton Veterans Cemetery.

Photos by Al Campbell

Coast Guard Capt. Warren D. Judge, commanding officer at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, delivers his address, assisted by his wife, Angela.
A Marine Corps League member presents a floral wreath to a cadet.
Veterans salute as the America flag is raised to full staff near the conclusion of the ceremony.
Navy National Defense cadets, foreground, listen as LaRosa gives the keynote.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2nd) delivered brief remarks in pouring rain.
Boy Scout Troop 73 Star Scout Garrett DeMarzo, 13, of Wildwood, with the bugle he played as the flag was raised to full staff, and Cape May County Commissioner Director Leonard Desiderio.
Camryn Schultheis, Miss Cape Shores Teen 2023, singing “America.”
The Rev. Deborah Moore, of Living Waters Veterans Memorial Chapel, giving the benediction.
Reporter and former Managing Editor of the Cape May County Herald

Alfred S. “Al” Campbell, who covers Cape May County Board of County Commissioners, is a lifelong Court House resident. He retired as Herald Managing Editor in September 2019 after 32 years.

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