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Make Your Memorial Day Morris County

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, 2024

Great Ways to Celebrate and Make Your Memorial Day Weekend Morris!

About Memorial Day

This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27th, a day for families and friends to gather and celebrate the unofficial start of summer.  Many people will visit cemeteries and memorials to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the United States military and will place an American flag on their graves.

Memorial Day was first celebrated in 1868 when General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic called for a “Decoration Day.”  Until 1970, the holiday was always observed on May 30th. In 1971, Memorial Day was standardized on the last Monday of May along with the new name.

With inflation, rising gas prices, and continuing issues stemming from the pandemic, many leisure travelers will choose to stay close to home for the long Memorial Day weekend. What a perfect time for a Morris County visit or staycation.

Here’s our guide to top activities planned around Memorial Day so you can make your weekend Morris County!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Morris County Memorial Day Observance

Wednesday, May 22 at 12 p.m.
Morris County Memorial Day Observation flyer

On Wednesday, May 22 at noon, join Morris County’s Memorial Day Observance in-person or via the livestream and watch as 15 Morris County Veterans are publicly honored with distinguished service medals.  Free.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Take a Hike at Morristown National Historical Park

Thursday, May 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a hike! Morristown National Historical Park, part of the National Park Service, is open for visitors Thursday to Sunday inside their buildings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park welcomes hikers seven days of the week outdoors at their Jockey Hollow location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn all about Morristown’s Revolutionary past!

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Memorial Day Parade in Morris Plains

Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m.

Come out to Morris Plains for an old-fashioned Memorial Day parade with bands, local heroes, and organizations. The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Robert’s Garden and weaves down Speedwell Avenue. This is just one of many Morris County municipalities that will be holding parades over Memorial Day. Check your town’s calendar of events for more local celebrations and parades.

Learn More About the Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade Here

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Memorial Day!

Morris Township Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 27 at 7:30 a.m.
Morris Township Municipal Building

Residents are invited to join us to visit local memorials and lay wreaths with the Memorial and Veterans Day Association of Morristown and Morris Township, beginning at 7:30am at our Municipal Building. Transportation will be provided and refreshments will be served. Our annual Township service will begin at 10am in front of the Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Ave, followed by the annual parade to the Green at 10:30am & service on the Morristown Green at 11am.

Learn More About the Morris Township Memorial Day Service

Madison Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Monday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Madison annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Madison will once again honor the sacrifices of its military members with its annual Memorial Day parade, set to take place on Monday, May 27. The procession will commence promptly at 9:30 a.m. from Lower James Park, located at the intersection between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue. At 9am, preceding the parade, two solemn ceremonies are scheduled to pay tribute to fallen heroes. 

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Dover Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday May 27 at 10 a.m.
Dover Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Flyers in English and Spanish

The Dover annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 10am. The parade will march down Blackwell Street to Hurd Park where the ceremony will follow. Please join us along Blackwell Street to show your support of our military.

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Still Need Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend?

See the Complete List of Memorial Day Events in Morris County Here


Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend and remember those who served our country.

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By Michelle Lawlor

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