ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Spectators lined up early along First Avenue to view the annual Memorial Day parade.  Leading off the march was a color guard from Naval Weapon Station Earle followed by veterans, boys scouts, church groups, little leaguers, politicians, and emergency services personnel among others.

After the parade, a new monument was dedicated at Veterans Memorial Park to the memory of those Atlantic Highlands native who died in service to their county.  Peter Doyle, commander of the American Legion C. Eugene Allen Memorial Post 141, presided over the ceremony.  Members of the American Legion post and Grand Lodge of Freemasons laid wreathes.  As the roll was called for the fallen servicemen, an American flag was placed in their honor at the foot of the new memorial.

Bernard Frotton, a former Post Commander, was awarded an American flag that had been flown twice during missions in Iraq.

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