City of Gloucester City press release
The American Legion Post #135 and the VFW Post 3620, both from Gloucester City will have their annual Memorial Day services on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th starting at 9:00am. The services will begin at the Cedar Grove Cemetery , then the old St. Marys Cemetery, both on Market St., followed by a service at the Union Cemetery on Powell st., the Fire Department will have a service at the monuments at the firehouse on King St.
Starting at 11:00am, services will begin at the monument at Broadway and Monmouth St. after the invocation by St. Mary's Pastor Msgr. Curran, Taylor Blackiston and Sarah Gilliard will sing the National Anthem.
Past Commander of the American Legion Post 135, Emery Bittmann will read a poem "What is a Vet?".
Guest speakers will include Mayor Bill James, Tom Gurick, from Gloucester High , Abigail Weiss and Vincent Ren and from Gloucester Catholic, Joseph Delengowski and Dan Golden, after the placing of the wreths and the reading of the deceased by Art Smith, taps will be played by buglers Gabrielle Spagnolia and Gina Beebe.
When the services are finished, a parade that includes all the little mr/misses,the Gloucester City String Band, the K.ofC. The Lions Club, Rotary Club and members of Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little League, and Girls Softball League who will help put the Memorial Boat from the Monument, south on Broadway to Powell Street, west on Powell Street to King Street and into Proprietors Park for the riverfront service and the annual launching of the Memorial Boat,handled by Frank Wunch.
Also the North Wind will be having rides for a few hours after the services at Freedom Pier, cost $5.00 per person.