CAPE MAY, N.J. (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 24, 2019)– Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have died in service to our country, Monday.
The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Memorial Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to speak at a number of these events.
“It is our honor to participate in the various Memorial Day events happening in and around our city," said Cmdr. Scott Rae, the acting commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. "Taking the time to honor the men and women who gave their final measures to protect this nation is both humbling and important. It serves as a reminder to all of us as to what it takes to protect our freedom and what those freedoms are worth."
Service members at Training Center Cape May will begin Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro Memorial, here. The ceremony will be attended by active duty and prior service members, including members of local veterans’ organizations.
A color guard and firing party from the training center ceremonial staff will join members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for an observance at the Columbia Ave., War Memorial in Cape May at 9 a.m.
At 11 a.m., Cmdr. Rae along with a color guard and firing party will be at the Cape May Convention Center for a ceremony.
At 12 p.m. members will participate in a Coast Guard Auxiliary Memorial Day Flower Boat launch, followed later that afternoon at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery in Cape May Court House, N.J. The ceremonial staff will provide a color guard and firing party for this event.