Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Two veterans spoke and musical performances were given.
Galloway Township celebrated Veterans Day one day after the official day, but there was still plenty to celebrate. The township held its celebration at the municipal complex on Monday morning, Nov. 12. Guest speakers included Ryan Price, who was home from a recent tour of duty in Afghanistan before he must return in a few weeks, and Lt. Colonel Eric Davis. Davis was the final commander in the marine corps to leave Iraq in 2010. Miss Teen Galloway Courtney Jack read Dee Scerni's poem, "The Missing Link," about soldiers who are either prisoners of war or missing in action. The Absegami High School choir performed a pair of songs, and Jim Crane sang "In all my Colorful Majesty," written by Galloway's Ike Rucker. Cub Scout Pack 76 led the …
The college celebrated Veterans Day on Monday.
Steve Gilroy's speech was interrupted early on by a helicopter flyover, but he was able to recover and finish giving his speech. Matt Generally also gave a heartfelt speech about the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's focus on helping veterans succeed. The speeches took place during the college's 2012 Veterans Day celebration, presented by Stockton College Veteran Affairs on Monday, Nov. 12. There was also a Coast Guard rescue boat on display and a luncheon and awards presentation. The first video is of Gilroy's speech. The second is Generally's speech.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The offer lasted from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans who needed a haircut on Monday, Nov. 12, didn't have to worry about how they would pay for them, as long as they got them at the Smithville Barber Shoppe. Haircuts were free from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Barber Shoppe on Monday. Barber Shoppe owner Steven Fitzgerald submitted these photos, taken throughout the course of the day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
No matter the calendar date, it is a day of remembrance and thanks.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday is officially Veterans Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s military. Have you thanked the veterans you know? This year, since Veterans Day falls on a weekend, it will be officially commemorated Monday, Nov. 12. The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed "November 11" as the first remembrance of the end of the Great War: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Veterans Day is Monday. Here are some things going on in the township that day.
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but the day will be honored throughout Galloway Township the following day, Monday, Nov. 12. The township will be holding its own Veterans Day celebration, at 11 a.m. in the municipal complex. Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, and Jim Craine will sing the National Anthem. Galloway Township Student Council President Matthew Sato and Vice President Chae Ryu will present the wreath, the Absegami High School Chorus will perform and Lt. Colonel Eric Davis of the U.S. Marine Corps will be the guest speaker. Miss Teen Galloway 2012 Courtney Jack will read the poem, “The Missing Link,” by Dee Scerni. A luncheon will follow the ceremony in the historical room. The Richard Stockton …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Atlantic County's honorees represented all branches of the military.
Atlantic County recognized 28 residents of the county-operated Meadowview Nursing Home for their sacrifice and service to the country at a Veterans Day program Friday afternoon, Nov. 11. This year's honorees, who lived throughout Atlantic County prior to moving to Meadowview, represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Women’s Air Corp. They also include WWII veterans, a lieutenant commander in the South Pacific, a D-Day gunner’s mate, a Pentagon attorney, a Navy photographer and a private who served under Gen. George S. Patton. "We're all here to say 'thank you' to these men and women who sacrificed so much,” Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “They are truly angels of mercy, day in and day out." "They served us well," …
Friday, November 11, 2011
A look at Jersey Shore residents who lost their lives in battle this year, including a Seaside Park Army officer who died just two weeks ago
Once they were boys who liked to ride bikes, read books and go to the beach in Seaside Park and elsewhere. Then, so quickly, they became men carrying guns, finding themselves in harm's way. Too soon, they were gone, their lives ended in wars that never seemed to end. At least 12 soldiers from Ocean County have died since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On Veterans Day, Patch remembers Jersey Shore residents who died in war this year. Here are three of their stories. Sgt. John A. Lyons, Seaside Park, Oct. 26 Berkeley Township Patrolman Richard Breitenbach rose early Thursday and began the trip to Dover, Del., to escort the body of Lyons, a young Seaside Park Army officer killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 26. "We're showing a soldier some respect," …
The donation will provide for scholarships for Galloway Township veterans to attend the college.
Galloway Township veterans who wish to attend college will now have some help doing so. On Thursday, Nov. 10, Galloway American Legion Post 430 donated a $50,000 gift to the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation as part of the college’s Veterans Day ceremony at its Mays Landing Campus. The donation will provide annual scholarships for Galloway Township veterans attending Atlantic Cape, specifically for $1,000 tuition assistance for at least five students over the next 10 years. “Create Opportunity: The Capital and Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape Community College,” is Atlantic Cape’s first major gifts campaign. The goals of the campaign are to increase college-based financial assistance by enhancing the scholarship endowment, …