OC celebrating the start of their summer season, while also honoring those who served

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City leaders, including Mayor Rick  Meehan and the Ocean City Police and Fire Departments, gathered at North Division Street and the Boardwalk on Monday to hold a Memorial Day ceremony.

The event featured two skydivers from Skydive OC who parachuted down to deliver the American and Ocean City Flags to the Police Department Honor Guard. The flags were then raised at the Ocean City Firefighters Memorial. Those who served told us this event was a way to celebrate our nation and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“I hope they were touched in some way by my words and the ceremony in general that allows them to see that the flag means something, the service of others means something,” Jeffrey P. Hilovsky, retired Colonel with the U.S. Airforce Reserve, 512th Airlift Wing, said.

“Just remember, going forward there’s also young people serving around the world and we should always be supporting them because this is what they are doing it for you know for the freedom we have here in this country,” Milt Warren, Adjutant with The First State Detachment Marines, said.

Not only did the Town celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, they also had their Summer Kick-Off ceremony. Mayor Meehan ceremonially opened a beach umbrella to “open” the summer season. The weekend of Memorial Day is well known as the traditional kick-off to the season. Mayor Meehan said he’s ready to welcome visitors to the town and see them enjoying what Ocean City has to offer.

“They are always happy to be here, we are always happy to see them,” Mayor Meehan said. “So, it’s a great combination of everybody looking forward to sunshine, being outside, being with your family and friends, just as we all do too.”

Monday’s celebration also featured more than 40 beach umbrellas arranged to spell out OC’s 2022 tagline “Enjoy.”

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