As Mercer County remembers the men and women who died in service, we gather together to honor and commemorate their sacrifice. 


HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Hopewell Township Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Hopewell Valley Veterans Association at 11AM in Alliger Park, 203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road next to the municipal complex.

LAWRENCEMemorial Day with a parade and services. The parade will assemble in the Lawrence High School parking lot and “step off” at 10AM following along Princeton Pike North to Darrah Lane, finishing in Lawrence Veterans Park. At the conclusion of the parade, memorial services will be conducted in the park.

flags wavingPRINCETON: Princeton Memorial Day Parade starts at 10AM. From the corner of Princeton Ave and Nassau St to Princeton Boro Hall. A short ceremony will be held at Boro Hall at 11am.

TRENTON: It isn’t for Memorial Day, but Trenton Social is hosting a 12- hour Pork Roll Festival.


kids sittingHOPEWELL BORO: Hosted by the Hopewell Fire Department, children and adults alike enjoy an old-fashioned parade down Broad Street with veterans marching, bands playing and flags waving. Parade starts at 1PM and travels along West Broad Street to East Broad/RT 518. Ceremony to follow at 2PM at Hopewell Elementary School.MONDAY:

PENNINGTON: Old-fashioned community focused parade hosted by Pennington Boro Parks and Recreation Department. Starts at 11AM.Parade proceeds down South Main Street, left on Delaware Avenue and concludes at the end of Green Street.

EWING: Ewing Township Patriotic Committee hosting Memorial Day Ceremony at the Major General Betor Veterans Memorial Park at 11 AM. At the conclusion of the ceremony a number of Pavers will be dedicated at the United States Air Force Memorial.

If your town has Memorial Day events that we missed, please add them in the comments below so we don’t miss out.
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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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