Medford Lakes Community Events: Memorial Day 2008

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Yesterday, Medford Lakes celebrated with it's traditional Memorial Day Parade lead off by the Shawnee High School Marching Band, followed by herds of kids in their decorated bikes, and then followed by local honories, officials and a long line of police, fire and emergency vehicles from Medford Lakes and the surrounding communities of Medford, Southampton, Shamong, Evesham and Tabernacle townships and the Forest Service.

It was quite a large group of kids that participated, Medford Lakes owes a lot of it's vitality to the youth and young families in the community as well as those who are raised families and are still active in the community.

As always, the highlight of this event is when the parade ends up for memorial ceremonies at the Borough's municipal building. The national anthem, playing of Taps, offering of words and a time of silent prayer in memory of those who gave their lives and the sacrifices of their families was made and the lowering of the flags to half-mast was carried out by local officials, VFW veterans and the local Boy Scouts. It was a very solemn and heart felt time for all observing the event.

(Note: Prior to the parade, there was the annual marathon run.)

Images from the parade...

Shawnee H.S. Marching Band leads the parade...

Shawnee High School Marching Band

Shawnee High School Marching Band

Next the local Boy Scout troop...

Shawnee High School Marching Band followed by the local scout troop

A couple of our local heroes...

Local Heroes

Then come the bikers...

Then come the bikers

And more bikers plus strollers with parents...

and more bikers

And of course, the fire, emergency and rescue vehicles...

Police, fire and rescue vehicles

Forestry Service vehicle

Tanker Fire Truck

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