Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:00
(rain date May 30 @ 12:00)
Main Lagoon of Berkeley Shores

 

Invocation by Local Clergy and Blessings bestowed on participating vessels for a safe cruising season. After the Blessing, a Memorial Day Commemoration Service to our Fallen Veterans will be conducted off the Amherst Beach.

Our own Central Regional JROTC Color Guard presents the Colors.

Taps and Bagpipes will be played and a bouquet of Flowers will be presented to a Gold Star Mother representing the fallen.

Speeches will be given by our Mayor and Local Dignitaries


A wreath will be laid upon the waters in honor of our service men and women.
At the same time, participants are encouraged to lay a rose or carnation upon the water.
(no artificial flowers, please)

 

A wreath will be laid upon the waters in honor of our service men and women.
At the same time, participants are encouraged to lay a rose or carnation (no artificial flowers, please) upon the water.

 

Following the Boat Parade, from 1 - 3 PM, come to Amherst Beach for refreshments compliments of the Berkeley Shores Homeowners' Civic Association for an afternoon of FUN with family, friends and neighbors.

 

Click here for instructions for boats participating on the water on Sunday, May 28

Schedule of Events


Welcome and Opening Remarks by Event MC Fred Bekiarian aboard OHANA
Blessing Prayer / Blessing of the Fleet Rev Stanley P. Lukaszewski (Stas) Saintt Barnabas Parish, Bayville
All boats proceed to Amherst Beach for Commemoration after Blessing
Presentation of Colors aboard Madame Butterfly / Central Regional JROTC
Pledge of Allegiance / Playing of National Anthem
Invocation by the Rev Stanley P. Lukaszewski (Stas) St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville
Acknowledgement of Participating Boats and Dignitaries
Remarks by Mayor Carmen Amato from the Beach
Remarks by Council
Presentation of flowers to Gold Star Mother and remarks aboard My Irene.
Amazing Grace on bagpipes from beach, Mike Mcaleavey
Remarks and Dedication of Wreath by Vietnam Vet and PH Recipient, 1st Ward Councilman James Byrnes
All place live flowers on water (no artificial)
Please observe a moment of silence Navy Hymn
Bugled TAPS from beach by Retired Air Force Vet, Mike Passeri
Closing Remarks by Fred Bekiarian
Benediction by Rev Lukaszewski
Conclude with singing by all to “God Bless America”

 

Click here for a printable schedule of events

 

Monitor VHF Channel 69 for official parade instructions on the day of the parade.

 

Click here for a printable flyer