Sunset Beach Cape May is one of my favorite spots, it's a great place to visit for a late evening Sunset in Cape May during the summer and it's the home of the wreck of the Atlantus, the World War II Cape May spotting tower and during the summer months they have an evening flag ceremony along with the playing of God Bless America.
You can watch the Flag folding Ceremony in Cape May Below
Marvin Hume, the owner of Sunset Beach (which includes three gift shops and a snack bar), asks for children to volunteer to help lower the flag. Many families reserve a night for their children to lower the flag a year in advance. The children are told that there is a proper way to fold the flag, and that they will be shown how to do it. The flags at Sunset Beach are special. They are all U.S. servicemen's casket flags. When you visit, ask Mr. Hume about some of the stories behind these flags, and how he came by them. As the sun sets, the pounding of the surf is joined by Kate Smith singing "God Bless America." A crowd gathers, and the National Anthem is played. Some people salute. Then Taps is played, and the children lower the flag, being careful to catch it so that it doesn't touch the ground. The children then fold the flag under the instruction of Mr. Hume, as the crowd wanders back down to the beach to watch the setting sun, the waves, perhaps a far-off ocean-going ship or the Cape May Ferry, or possibly to resume looking for Cape May Diamonds.
Here are a few more of my favorite Flag Pictures take in Cape May during Memorial Day or July 4th, there's something about the old red white and blue blowing in the breeze in beautiful Cape May.
|Flag in Cape May at Jackson Street|
|Flag picture taken from the balcony of the Virginia Hall Cape May NJ|
|Flag view from Congress Hall Cape May NJ|