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Chester Day

CHESTER DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 9AM
Chubb Park, 290 West Main Street, Chester, NJ
 
Chester Borough’s Environmental and Open Space Committee and Chester Township’s Environmental Commission are thrilled to announce that Chester Day 2024 will take place from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday, May 4!  Chester Day is a great opportunity for all Chester residents — young and not so young, handy and less handy, newcomers and long-timers, etc. — to:
  • Give back to our community by helping with a variety of outdoor service projects (9AM-12PM)
  • Strengthen our community by bonding with family, friends, and neighbors over a casual and tasty thank-you lunch at Chubb Park (12-1PM)
For more information & to sign up:
 
Questions? Email Ken Christensen @ ken.x.christensen@haleon.com
 
We look forward to seeing you on Chester Day!
2024 Memorial Day
2024 Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

MONDAY, MAY 27 @ 10:45AM
Municipal Field, 155 Main Street to Memorial Park, 86 Main Street
Beginning at Municipal Field (155 Main Street) & marching to Memorial Park (86 Main Street)

The commemoration will include speeches, musical performances, and at the end a rifle salute.
Rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather the commemoration will move inside to CVFC.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was established in 1868 to honor those who died in service of the United States of America. The day is one of solemn remembrance. In keeping with the original intent of Memorial Day, each year the Chester American Legion Post 342 and the Borough of Chester hold a special commemoration for those who gave their all for our country.  In addition to speakers and music, the names of Chester residents who died as active service members are read. A 21-gun salute ends the commemoration.

The event is held on Main Street in Chester Borough at the Larry Maysey Memorial. Sergeant Maysey, a member of the US Air Force 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group,  was a native son of Chester who was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions in rescuing fellow servicemen in Vietnam.

For more information on the Larry Maysey Memorial please visit the Chester Historical Society. The commemoration begins at 11:00 am and all are welcome. Thank you in advance to the Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Chester Police, Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Chester First Aid Squad, local Boy & Girl Scout Troops of Chester, and the West Morris Community Band.