March 26 at Brookdale
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Brookdale Community College’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution invites the community, especially families, to join in “Commemorating Fort Monmouth: Contributions to County and Country 1917-2011.” The free event will take place Saturday, March 26 in the Warner Student Life Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Starting at 10:00 a.m., the pre-program musical entertainment by Down Melody Lane will set the mood for visits to World War II hands on displays and exhibits. Kids and adults alike will enjoy literally “touching history.”
- Info Age Camp Evans Museum
- Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
- U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Historian Display from the Fort Monmouth Museum which will be moving to the Aberdeen, Maryland location
- Monmouth County Archives
- Displays from Brookdale’s Center for WWII Studies and Conflict Resolution
- Civil Air Patrol
- Brian Boyce, exhibiter and modeler
- Games to 2U Interactive Entertainment
Period music will continue throughout the event and also include the Monmouth Battleground Chorus.
At 11:00 a.m., master of ceremonies Donna Coulson will announce the entrance of the Official Party followed by the presentation of Colors by the Vietnam Veterans of America. Leading the Invocation will be Fort Monmouth Chaplin LTC Don Campbell.
Guest speakers will include Major General Randolph P. Strong-Commanding General U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, the Eatontown “The Home of Fort Monmouth” Mayor Gerald J. Tarantolo and M. Claire French, County Clerk, Monmouth County.
“The World War II Center will also pay tribute to the recent passing of Leonard ‘Bud’ Lomell, the ‘Hero of Pointe de Hoc,’ D-Day 6 June 1944. Bud was active in the Center’s events and a featured program presenter and honoree,” said Paul Zigo, Director, Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Melissa Ziobro, Command Historian at Fort Monmouth, will deliver the closing remarks.