The Ceremony will be Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holmdel, NJ — Join the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation for a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 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 Jim Cusick 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 Sandra Ward; a presentation of colors by the VVA Chapter 20; 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 Veterans’ 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 Paige Huff of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, and Caroline Waksmunski of Monroe Township, NJ.
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 Felci of Middletown, George Goebel of Atco, Dean Hoagland of Lambertville, Lawrence Schnitzer of Red Bank, and Richard Vance of Landing.
The Ceremony will also be broadcast via Facebook Live for those who cannot travel to the Memorial.