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Memorial Day Ceremony 2016
Memorial Day is a time to remember all those people who died helping to make our world a better place for us to live. High Bridge gathers each May to honor the servicemen and servicewomen who gave their lives for our country.
Since America united as one nation, this great country surrendered its bravest to ensure freedom for its citizens and future generations.
Veterans Day Ceremony 2015
Each year High Bridge commemorates all veterans at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Check back here next fall for details regarding the 2016 Ceremony.
World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The actual fighting between the Allies and Germany, however, had ended seven months earlier with the armistice, which went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.
Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.
Please help us keep our Veterans Park signage free! If your Borough organization has an event sign to display, please place the sign to the side of the C. K. Hoffman Memorial Park rather than directly in front of the park. C. K. Hoffman Memorial Park is located at the intersection of West Main Street and County Route 513 next to the NJ Transit commuter parking lot. Thank you for being respectful of this special place.
Pictures from the 2014 Memorial Day Remembrance
Past Memorial Day Celebrations
To view pictures of past Memorial Day Remembrances, please click the links below.