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SUNSET BEACH HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR MANY THINGS, its namesake nightly shows, the place where Cape May Diamonds wash up and cover the beach, and also the final resting spot of the famed WWI concrete ship the SS Atlantus. It is also the site of one more moving experience, the Sunset Beach Evening Flag Ceremony.

The Evening Flag Ceremony is a 40 year Tradition at Sunset Beach. When visiting the Cape May area, be sure to leave at least one night open to join Sunset Beach for their evening flag ceremony held daily in season (May to Memorial Weekend, when the Flag Ceremony starts). All of the flags that fly are veterans' casket flags that families bring with them from their loved one's funeral. Watch the sun set over the Delaware Bay while taps plays and Old Glory is lowered for the evening. This emotionally moving tradition helps define what it means to be an American.
For more information on the event call 609-884-7079, or visit them online at:

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