Holmdel, NJ — Join the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation for a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway. The Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center will be open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NJVVMF Board of Directors Trustee and Camden County Sheriff Gilbert (Whip) Wilson will preside over the Ceremony and the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno is the Special Guest Speaker. The program will include a presentation of wreaths by various area organizations, music by The Rock N’ Roll Chorus; a presentation of colors by the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Naval Weapons Station Earle; and an invocation by Joe Formola, Chaplain of the New Jersey State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America.
During the ceremony, the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Foundation will award two scholarships to high school seniors from New Jersey who plan to further their education either at a college, university or trade/technical school. This year’s scholarship recipients are Matthew Falco of Cranford High School and Teresa Ngo of Biotechnology High School.
An “In Memory” program will honor those who served in Vietnam and returned home, but later died as a result of their tour. This year, five names will be inducted: Kenneth J Christie, Jr. of New Brunswick, Charles D’Amico of Haskell, Charles S. Della Peruta of Bound Brook, Raymond E. Demers of Kenilworth, and Henrique S. Nunes of Newark.