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How will You Spend Your Memorial Day at the Jersey Shore.

In honor of our Americans that have died in the Military Service, Memorial Day marks the official start of the Summer Season in Cape May NJ. Please recognize and honor our local heroes from New Jersey and take a pause to pay respect and thanks for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Cape May Memorial Day Beach

Although the official Memorial Day marks the start of the summer in Cape May NJ, and many New Jersey shore goers will flock to the shore to enjoy a barbecue, opening of the shore house, launching of a boat for the season or finding that perfect Cape May Hotel, bar or restaurant. We wanted to list a few simple traditions that you can start this summer in Cape May to kick off your Memorial Day and pay respect for this holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Things to Do in Cape May, Start A Tradition this Year

  1. Take a drive to Sunset Beach and attend the Flag Raising Ceremony, this tradition starts this weekend as a forty year tradition, as a donated families veteran’s casket flag is raised over the beach, you can listen to the worn out and scratched record playing of God Bless America.
  2. Visit the Fisherman’s Memorial which honors the past fisherman from Cape May and overlooks Cape May Harbor.
  3. Attend the City of Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 AM on May 27th
  4. Attend the The United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J Sunset Parade  On May 26th at 7:45 PM The Training Center is open to the invited family members and guests of the graduating class every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  5. Celebrate Memorial Day and help kick off the 24th Annual Cape May Music Festival during this year’s Cape May Music Festival Gala, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), on May 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the restored Joseph Hall Cottage, 645 Hughes St.
  6. Visit the World War II Sighting Tower 
  7. Sponsor A Flower Bouquet to placed a the National War Memorials on Memorial Day
  • And if you can’t attend any of the functions above why not Fly the Flag Fly the flag in Cape May
  • Did you know that traditional guidelines call for the flag to be displayed in public areas only from sunrise to sunset? (However, it may fly at any time as long as it’s illuminated.)

You can Sponsor a Flower Bouquets to places at the National War Memorials on Memorial Day, or make a donation to the The Memorial Day Foundation by clicking on the banner below. 

Memorial Day The Memorial Day Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and respect for Memorial Day. We are trying to fulfill our mission by involving the public in our historical and traditional ways of remembering Memorial Day. One of these traditional ways is with flowers. The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual that occurs around the world in every culture. As you probably know our own Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, when on the 30th of May Americans would decorate the graves of Civil War Veterans with flowers.

The Memorial Day Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and respect

How To Observe Memorial Day

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or the coming generations, that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided Republic. If other eyes grow dull, and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remains to us.”
-General John Logan, General Order No. 11, May 5, 1868

Cape May World War II Tower

Cape May World War II Sighting Tower

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Plan Your Cape May Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Celebrating Memorial Day in Cape May NJ

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. US Eastern time. Another tradition is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers usually place an American flag upon each grave site located in a National Cemetery.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as the official start of the New Jersey Summer Season. Memorial Day at the Jersey Shore and specifically Cape May, is the official opening of the Summer Season. Our Beach shore communities come alive with parades, local festivals, fireworks and events. Start a tradition in Come to Cape May this Memorial Day, here’s a brief list of some typical Memorial Day traditions.

Celebrate Memorial Day in Cape May this Year 2013

Cape May Memorial Day 2013

1. Climb the Stairs to the Top of the Cape May Lighthouse – The Cape May Lighthouse is located on the southernmost tip of New Jersey. Climb up the winding 199 stairs to the top of the 157 foot-tall structure and from the watch gallery take in a fantastic view the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Cape May, Delaware Bay, and Cape May Point State Park.
2. Take a Ride on The Cape May Whale Watcher
3. Stay in a Cape May Historical Hotel
4. Launch you Boat in Cape May
5. Dig for a Cape May Diamond at Sunset Beach
6. Take a Tour of a Real Victorian Mansion
7. Catch the Cape May Ferry to Lewes for a Day Trip
8. Take a Trolley Tour
9. Visit a Local Cape May Winery of the new Cape May Brew Pub
10. Walk the Beach and enjoy the start of a new season.

Don’t forget to Get Your Beach Tags for Cape May as the Official Summer Season Open this Memorial Day in Cape May

Get Ready for the Upcoming Summer Season this Weekend in Cape May Starting Memorial Day 2013

CAPE MAY Beaches Status: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Question: How much do Beach Tags costs in Cape May for 2013 Summer Season?

Fees: Daily, $5; three-day pass, $10; weekly (Saturday-to-Saturday) $15; season, $28. Ages 11 and younger, free.

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Facilities: Permanent restrooms/changing facilities on Beach Avenue at Second, Broadway, Windsor, Gurney, Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington intersections. Open-air rinsing stations all along the beachfront.

It won’t be long before umbrellas will be popping up all over the beach in Cape MayAvi Steinhardt/For The Star-Ledger

Parking: Metered parking along the beachfront, with free parking available on side streets several blocks from the beach.

Rules: Coolers and food permitted. No alcohol. No restrictions on beach tents, umbrellas or canopies for daytime use. No bonfires or cooking permitted. Overnight camping prohibited. Ball playing and other games allowed away from beach bathers.

Handicapped access:Ramps to boardwalk at 17 streets along Beach Drive, with ramps from boardwalk to beach at Broadway, Third and Cove, Grant and Gurney streets and Trenton Avenue. Surf wheelchairs available at nine locations, with reservations suggested. Call (609) 884-9570 and chairs will be delivered by Beach Patrol. Four handicapped-accessible restrooms on boardwalk along Beach Drive. Parking meter fees throughout Cape May waived for vehicles displaying windshield placard or license plate.

Food and drink vendors across Beach Avenue all along the beachfront.

Attractions: Volleyball nets at Steger Beach (Beach Avenue and Jackson Street) and Second Avenue Beach; Cape May Family Treasure Hunts throughout the summer; free Monday evening concerts at Rotary bandstand; Cape May Music Festival May 26-June 13; trolley tours; Father’s Day Fishing Trip June 16; Fourth of July fireworks and parade July 6; Movies on the Beach throughout season; 81st Queen Maysea coronation July 31; William Moore birthday summer social Aug. 10; Art and Antiques in the park Aug. 17; Mid-Atlantic $500,000 fishing tournament Aug 18-23; Jersey Tomato Festival Aug. 31,

Etc: There’s a dog park at 705 Lafayette St., $10 weekly fee, $20, seasonal. Bicycle and surrey rentals, Jet Ski and WaveRunner rentals.

More information:
 Town website or (609) 884-9567.