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Every year--in the full tide of spring, at the height of the symphony

Brick Township Memorial Day Parade of flowers and love and life--there comes a pause, and through the
Monday, May 30, 2011 silence we hear the lonely pipe of death. Year after year lovers
wandering under the apple trees and through the clover and deep
grass are surprised with sudden tears as they see black veiled
Program Schedule figures stealing through the morning to a soldier's grave. Year
after year the comrades of the dead follow, with public honor,
procession and commemorative flags and funeral march--honor
Opening Ceremony Bruce Blaum, American Legion
and grief from us who stand almost alone, and have seen the best
National Anthem Wendi Gordi and noblest of our generation pass away.
Pledge of Allegiance All
But grief is not the end of all. I seem to hear the funeral march
Invocation Reverend Robert Horn become a paean. I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a
Mayor’s Address Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis
hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think
of life, not death--of life to which in their youth they lent the
Council President Address Council President passion and joy of the spring. As I listen , the great chorus of life
Brian DeLuca and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and
Guest Speaker Major Andrew Lazarchick
unseen powers and destinies of good and evil our trumpets sound
New Jersey Army National Guard once more a note of daring, hope, and will.

Suezette DiTullio, Eileen Daley and - Oliver Wendell Holmes, May 30, 1884
Brendon Duffy
Gold Star Mothers and Fathers

Remembrances Commander Walt Andrews In Loving Memory of the Sons of Brick Township who
VFW gave their lives in the service of our Nation
Commander Jim Erskine
American Legion The POW/MIA flag is the symbol of our
Poem Reading Dorothea Campanelli Nation's concern and commitment to
Past State Commander resolving as fully as possible the fates of
Disabled American Veterans Aux. Americans still prisoner, missing and
unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus
Recognition of the Wreaths ending the uncertainty for their families and
Rifle Salute the Nation.
Taps - Raising of American Flag
Raising of Armed Forces Flags
Special Thanks to VFW Post 8867, American Legion Post 348,
the Brick Township Department of Parks & Recreation, Brick Township
Benediction Reverend Robert Horn
Maintenance Staff and every participant in this year’s
Closing Remarks Bruce Blaum Memorial Day Parade

America the Beautiful Wendi Gordi Buses will return participants to Foodtown parking lot after
ceremony is completed.