Ocean City, Maryland officially kicked off the summer season over Memorial Day weekend and Maroon PR (MPR) was proud to drive and organize media coverage of the events.
Coverage MPR secured included a Memorial Day ceremony to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony was attended by Mayor Rick Meehan and featured two skydivers from Skydive OC, who parachuted down 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.
An umbrella-opening ceremony also marked the official start to summer as well as a display of more than 40 beach umbrellas arranged to spell out OC’s 2022 tagline “Enjoy,” when viewed from above.
“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.”
Further coverage included features of Ocean City’s Beach Patrol, their group of 91 lifeguards tasked with keeping millions of visitors safe. WJZ’s Sean Streicher volunteered to portray a swimmer trapped in a rip current. Additionally, reporters visited Ocean City’s iconic boardwalk, many fan-favorite restaurants and sampled the local fare including Thrasher’s French Fries, Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, and Jolly Roger’s.
Does it get any better than Thrasher’s fries? Sorry @LinhBuiWJZ and @TimWilliamsWJZ, not sure these will make it back to Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/sYd6uJB4Zg
— Sean Streicher (@SeanStreicher) May 27, 2022
Select Coverage Featured Below:
CityBizList: Ocean City, Maryland Celebrates The Official Start of The Beach Season With Memorial Day Ceremony
Sean Streicher WJZ – YouTube: Thrasher’s French Fries – Ocean City Tradition
WJZ-BAL (CBS): Sculptor Peter Wolf Toth & Ocean City’s Whispering Giant
WJZ-TV: Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan Joins WJZ To Talk About The Holiday Weekend (online)
WJZ-TV: Ocean City Beach Patrol Training To Keep Millions Of Visitors Safe This Summer
WJZ-TV: Tourists Pour Onto Ocean City Boardwalk Despite Gloomy Weather To Kick Off Summer (online)
WMDT (ABC): Program brings Baltimore Students to OC for work and life skills building opportunity
WBAL-TV: Ocean City Mayor Meehan says town is ready for Memorial Day Weekend
WBFF-TV: Beaches prep for summer, as some Delaware towns face damage after coastal storm
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