I along with the Veterans Advisory Board were proud to hold our annual Memorial Day
Ceremony in person at Franklin Atkinson Memorial Park. This is a day of remembrance and gratitude. We’d like to thank Veterans Advisory Board.
During the ceremony, Councilman Jack Yerkes and I offered words of gratitude for our veterans and their sacrifices. We are thankful for everyone that came out to join us to show our veterans the respect and honor they deserve. The Washington Township Police Department Honor Guard performed a 21-gun salute in honor of our fallen heroes. I would also like to express my appreciation for all of the veterans that were present at the Memorial Day service.
I would like to thank Brian Bailey, as well as the rest of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board for organizing this ceremony and for all of their great work they do for our veterans. Your hard work and dedication are much appreciated and acknowledged. This is a day which is reserved for those heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A day of grieving, and a day to celebrate the lost lives of our Armed Forces. We honor the fallen heroes and acknowledge the sacrifices they have made for the citizens of our Nation; so that we may live free. Memorial Day is the time for Americans to reconnect with history and core values by honoring those who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.
The United States of America is grateful for the sacrifices and valor of those we lost and we will never forget. Your loss will never be forgotten; your loved ones will be celebrated not just every year on this date, but every day.
Washington Township events
The Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department are all working diligently in preparation of the upcoming Spring and Summer events. Those events will entertain residents of all ages. Our Parks and Fields are in full swing for all of our Washington Township sporting events and recreation. We will also be continuing the live concerts and movies at the amphitheater along with some great festivals. Venture out to Cedar Lake, come to fish, walk your furry friend or just take a peaceful stroll around the Lake. Camps can all be viewed on our website, where you will also find the Washington Township calendar of events.
Look out for details on the following upcoming events: Father’s Day Weekend of Music, 4th of July Fireworks and parade, National Night Out, and the Food Truck and Music Festival and much more.
You may look on the Washington Township website: www.townshipnj.com for any updates or adjustments to the schedule. Any questions, comments, or concerns are welcomed. Please contact WT Municipal Events at (856) 589-0520 ext. 2403
Washington Township Municipal New Summer hours through Sept. 5: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays.
The following holidays will delay trash pick-up by ONE DAY: Independence Day, and Labor Day. If the holiday falls on the weekend there will be no delay.
Joann Gattinelli, Mayor of Washington Township