MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — For the nearly 8,000 veterans in Cape May County, Saturday was a day to honor those who served the country — both in the past and who are serving.

“Memorial Day commemorates and honors service members who died in the service to our great nation,” said Cape May County Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, who retired from the Army as brigadier general. “Veterans Day is a wonderful opportunity to thank our veterans, to celebrate their service, of past, present and future.”