Memorial Day at Cedar View Cemetery, Lincroft

Memorial Day Ceremony

Cedar View Cemetery is located at 60 Hurleys Lane, Lincroft, NJ

Monday, May 30, @ 2pm

Event Schedule

  • Welcome, President Cedar View Board of Trustees, John Smack
  • Invocation: Pastor Terrence K. Porter, Pilgrim Baptist Church
  • Short Talk: A brief history of the Cedar View Cemetery by local historian and author Rick Geffken
  • Historic Plaque presentation by Middletown Mayor Tony Perry and Township Committee
  • Roll Call of Civil War Colored Troops by Cedar View Trustee, Inice R. Hennessy
  • Wreath Laying in Memory of the Civil War Colored Troops
  • Military presentation and 21 Gun Salute by the 3rd NJ Volunteer Infantry
  • Playing of Taps by James Whyte, Bagpipes
  • Moment of Silence
  • Closing comments, President Cedar View Board of Trustees, John Smack

About the Friends of Cedar View: The mission of the organization is to preserve and protect the African-American Cedar View Cemetery founded on November 14, 1850 in Lincroft, New Jersey; to ensure the continued solemnity of this hallowed ground; and to bring increased awareness of the cemetery’s unique historical and cultural value to the public.

This event and Friends of Cedar View are supported by: the Church of St. Leo the Great, Middletown Township Council, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, Engineering & Land Planning Associates, Inc. (E&LP), Pilgrim Baptist Church, and T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

Donations are welcome and can be made via check to Friends of Cedar View PO Box 371, Lincroft, NJ 07738. The Friends of Cedar View is a registered 501 (c) 3 Organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Copyright (C) 2022 Friends of Cedar View. All rights reserved.

Friends of Cedar View Inc. PO Box 371 Lincroft, NJ 07738

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