11/11 – Veterans Day Ceremony Today at NJ Vietnam War Memorial
HOLMDEL – A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) with a 1 p.m. Huey Helicopter Plaza groundbreaking at the state’s Vietnam War memorial on the grounds of the PNC Bank Arts Center at the Garden State Parkway Exit 116.
The program will feature the presentation of arms by a color guard, a keynote speech by an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and remarks by family members recognizing loved ones in the NJVVMF “In Memory” program.
Immediately following the ceremony, the NJVVMF will present a groundbreaking for the Huey Helicopter plaza on the grounds of the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center.
The keynote speaker will be Matthew B. Craw of Little Silver, who is combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps and author of “The Song Each Bullet Sings: The Story of Operation Iraqi Freedom Through the Eyes of One Marine.” He earned his combat action ribbon during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Four veterans will be inducted into the In Memory Program, which honors those who served in Vietnam and returned home only to die as a result of their tour. As part of the ceremony, family members will say a few words and light a candle in their memories.
For more information on the day’s program visit the website at www.njvvmf.org or call 732-335-0033.