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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Memorial Day Weekend at Diggerland

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018: What better way to celebrate your favorite season than with a trip to Diggerland? Dig giant holes, try out the new rides, and operate real heavy machinery with your favorite …


Medford Lakes Colony Memorial Day 5K

Monday, May 28, 2018: Flat and fast Chip Timed 5K through and along the shaded trails and lakes of historic Medford Lakes on a USATF certified course.  1 & 2 Mile markers and one …

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Haddon Heights Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018: The Haddon Heights Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Ceremony, which will take place on May 28th. Marchers will gather at Fourth and Station at 10 am. The Parade will set …


Cherry Hill Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 28, 2018: 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 Ceremony begins with a fly …

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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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