OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL START OF THE BEACH SEASON WITH MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Mayor Rick Meehan hosted an event honoring Memorial Day and officially kicking off the summer season.
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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Today, the Town of Ocean City held a ceremony to honor Memorial Day by remembering those who fought bravely for our country and to mark the official start of the 2022 summer season. This year, the event featured the addition of two skydivers from Skydive OC, who parachuted down from about 5,000 feet and delivered the American and Ocean City flags to the Ocean City Police Department honor guard. The flags were then officially raised at the Ocean City Firefighters Memorial on North Division Street and the boardwalk. The morning was punctuated by Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and others ceremonially opening a beach umbrella to “open” the summer season.
“Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “It also has evolved into the unofficial start of the summer season. Today, we continue to celebrate that same tradition by planting the first umbrella to kick off the summer of 2022.”
Another element of today’s event featured more than 40 beach umbrellas arranged to spell out OC’s 2022 tagline “Enjoy,” when viewed from above.
The weekend of Memorial Day is well known as the traditional kickoff to the beach season. Mayor Meehan and the Town of Ocean City want visitors to know the beach is ready for the season and that they are welcome to leave their worries behind and just “Enjoy Summer.”
SEE ALSO: To get the summer vibes going, click HERE to enjoy three different official OC playlists that will grow over the season.