WILDWOOD — Two years ago, this Cape May County resort offered a moving tribute to veterans on Memorial Day weekend with the dedication of its stunning Vietnam Veterans Memorial, built with donations from the community and construction work donated by local labor unions.
But this star-spangled community may just outdo its own sense of patriotism this year when it hosts its first “Celebration of Heroes Festival” from May 25 to 27. It is being billed as a festival “Saluting America’s Military Service Men, Women & Families.”
Organizers say it will include a USO-style show, a military parade, live music, celebrity entertainment, fireworks and family fun. Several hundred thousand military personnel and their families are expected to attend.
The weekend will begin Friday evening with a dramatic drive-up caravan of veterans representing dozens of tri-state area motorcycle clubs, followed by a fireworks display.