On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, the Atlantic County Veterans Services Office, in cooperation with local veterans organizations, will be providing a vehicle parade to express thanks to the healthcare workers and staff at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northfield as well as the 10-member VA Strike Team, which has been sent to supplement and assist the facility in its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The parade will include a Northfield Police cruiser, fire truck and ambulance in addition to the vehicles of family members of residents and employees at Meadowview.

“I think this is a wonderful way to express our appreciation for the healthcare workers on the front lines who have worked tirelessly over these past three months under extremely challenging circumstances,” Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said in a release. “We are also grateful for the VA team that has offered to assist our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among those in our care. It will also be a special treat for the residents who have been unable to see their loved ones.”

Anyone from the public who would like to participate may do so by meeting in the parking lot of the Stillwater Building at 201 S. Shore Road in Northfield at 11 a.m. to form the parade line. The parade will proceed down Dolphin Avenue and into the Meadowview facility.

Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and/or display messages of thanks and appreciation.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.