Memorial Day 2013

Hoboken Memorial Day: Unofficial Start of Summer

Regardless of whether you support the wars our country fights or not, Memorial Day is to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for what they believed in.

Also – this past weekend marked the “unofficial start of the summer season,” as well as many shore house leases (and arrest records).

Below is a photograph of the Hoboken WW2 Memorial along Sinatra Drive I took in the past. The wreaths provided color on an otherwise gray and rainy day.

Enjoy the last day of your extended Memorial Day Weekend!

Hoboken NJ WW2 statue near Sinatra Park Memorial Day 2013

About Memorial Day

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

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4 years 4 months ago

The Hoboken Veteran’s groups are really good at keeping fresh wreaths and ribbons on the various Hoboken statues and memorials. And not just on Memorial Day! Good job guys!