Memorial Day Celebration


Union Landing Historical Society of Breille, NJ…announces Memorial Day Celebration….Open to the Public:

Memorial Day Celebration – Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Union Landing Historical Society of Brielle

Every year, the members of the Union Landing Historical Society of Brielle, commemorates Decoration Day with a Memorial Day ceremony at the Osborn Family Graveyard, located on Holly Hill Drive off Riverview Drive in Brielle.  The ceremony will begin at 2 PM and the public is invited to attend.

According to Brielle Borough Historian, John Belding, Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day.  Widows and Women of the families of fallen solders decorated their graves with flowers and ribbons.  The Osborn Family graveyard is an appropriate location as it contains the remains of two solders, Lt. Abraham Osborn of the Revolutionary War and his son Col. James Osborn of the War of 1812 and the Civil War, as well as the members of the Osborn Family.

The ceremonies will include Mayor Thomas Nicol, Fred Rimmele, President ULHS, Town Historian John Belding, the Brielle Grammar School award recipient of the Essay “History of U.S. Coast Guard and it’s importance to the residents and boaters of Brielle, a memorial tribute by Chief Warrant Officer, Chris Sparkman – U.S. Coast Guard Manasquan Inlet/Shark River.  As well as  an Honor Guard from the New Jersey National Guard, and Brielle Boy Scouts of Troop 63.

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