If you’re looking for the best South Jersey Memorial Day events, you’ve come to the right place. But first, as part of honoring the veteran men and women who have served our nation across all branches of the armed forces, we urge readers to participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 pm this Memorial Day. This gesture was created by the No Greater Love Organization in 1997 and formally established by the United States Congress in the 2000.

NJ Events: Memorial DayMemorial Day was originally intended to honor those that died in the Civil War but unfortunately, that was not the last war that Americans lost their lives in. After World War I, the holiday’s purpose was expanded to include all Americans lost to war. Memorial Day is a day for remembering “those who gave their last full measure of devotion” and to recognize every veteran who has fought and those that are still fighting around the world.

New Jersey is full of Memorial Day events and activities going on statewide. Since Memorial Day is observed on a Monday, many events instead take place over Memorial Day weekend (i.e. the weekend prior to Memorial Day). However, there are also a number of parades, street fairs, observational ceremonies and other community-driven events that take place on the day of. Here is Best of NJ‘s list of Memorial Day events in South Jersey:

Memorial Day Events in South Jersey



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Camden Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Join the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Camden County residents for the Memorial Day on Saturday May 27 at 10am (Rain or Shine). Located at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Haleigh …


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American Legion Post 194 Memorial Day

Sunday, May 28, 2017: American Legion Post 194 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at West 6th and Broad Streets. Info


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Delanco's Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 28, 2017: The parade begins at 1:00pm at Larchmont and Burlington Avenues. The parade route will pass in front of the Zurbrugg Mansion, ending at Gateway Park. Join the residents of Delanco …


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Gloucester County Memorial Day Ceremony

Sunday, May 28, 2017: Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 1pm on Sunday May 28th. Open to the Public. Please bring your lawn chair. Info


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Gibbsboro Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29, 2017: Gibbsboro will hold its annual Memorial Day service at the Triangle at Clementon Road beginning at 8:00am. Info


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Bridgeton Memorial Day Ceremonies

Monday, May 29, 2017: 9:00AM Veteran’s Memorial Park (City Park) Mayor Aitkin Drive. 12 Noon Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at Veteran’s Cemetery in Hopewell Township. Info


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Burlington City Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The Burlington City Memorial Day Parade will start in front of City Hall, rain or shine. Info


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American Legion Post 39 Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017: The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post 39 on Fourth Avenue in Roebling. Info


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Barrington Memorial Day Ceremonies

Monday, May 29, 2017: The Borough of Barrington will hold its annual Memorial Day service at the Municipal Building beginning at 10:00am. The new clock will also be dedicated. Info


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Haddonfield Memorial Day Parade and Service

Monday, May 29, 2017: Haddonfield’s annual Memorial Day parade, hosted by Haddonfield American Legion Post 38, will begin at Kings Highway and Chestnut Street and end at Haddonfield Memorial High School. The parade will …


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Magnolia Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: The annual Magnolia NJ Memorial Day parade will take place at Albertson Park beginning at 10:00am, The parade will proceed down Evesham Avenue, turn left on Warwick Rd, and conclude …


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Merchantville Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29, 2017: Merchantville’s annual Memorial Day service will take place in Wellwood Park (Maple and Linden Avenues) at 10am. The program will be conducted by the F.W. Grigg Post 68 American Legion. …


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Moorestown 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Memorial Field on South Church Street. Info


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Pemberton Township Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: Parade assembles at 9:30 a.m. at the Joseph Stackhouse Elementary School parking lot. Parade route along Trenton Road. Info


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Southampton Township Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The 137th consecutive annual parade will begin on Main Street and Hilliard’s Bridge Road at 10am. After the parade, a luncheon will be held at the Grange Hall to honor …


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Winslow Township Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: Winslow Township’s annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Winslow Township Municipal Building (125 S. Route 73) at 10am. Info


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Cherry Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: Veterans and active-duty military personnel will be honored by Mayor Chuck Cahn, Township Council and local elected officials at this annual Memorial Day ceremony. The afternoon includes a musical tribute …


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Gloucester Township Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29, 2017: Gloucester Township will hold its annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Park on Chews Landing Road beginning at 11:00am. Info


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Medford Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: The Medford Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony will kick off at 11:00 am at Medford Memorial School. Medford Police and the Master of Ceremonies will invite the public to the proximity of …


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Beverly/Edgewater Park 2017 Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The annual parade will begin at Green and Cooper Streets in Edgewater Park and will proceed along Cooper Street to the Delaware River and along Broad Street to the Beverly …


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NJ Memorial Day Regions

North Jersey Memorial Day

Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren

Central Jersey Memorial Day

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Union

Jersey Shore Memorial Day

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, Monmouth

South Jersey Memorial Day

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

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