You couldn’t ask for a better day to honor our veterans, as Hopatcong held its annual Memorial Day Parade under bright sunny skies.
Under the close coordination of the Hopatcong Recreation team, parade participants assembled in the parking lot of the Hopatcong Borough building, and started their grand march to Veteran’s field.
The Town Council supported by multiple groups from within Hopatcong were there today to remember the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.
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The Meaning of Memorial Day
Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our national day of remembrance is often felt most deeply among the families and communities who have personally lost friends and loved ones.
This national holiday may also be the unofficial start of the summer season, but all Americans must take a moment to remember the sacrifice of our valiant military service members, first responders and their families. Memorial Day is a day of both celebration and grief, accounting for the honor of our heroes and reflecting on their tragic loss.
It was the honor of Hopatcong Lake Regional News to cover this event as Hopatcong continued to honor Memorial Day.