ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Members of the C. Eugene Allen Post 141 of the American Legion held a ceremony today at Veterans Memorial Park, First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. The ceremony honored all veterans for their service to the United States of America. Post Commander Peter Doyle officiated.
Veterans and family members gather to chat before the ceremony
The monument lists the names of service members from Atlantic Highlands who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Legion Post Commander Peter Doyle (left) and Col. Wilbur Bishof speak to the assembled crowd.
Col. Wilbur Bishof said it was unfortunate that local school children were not present to witness the ceremony. He said many area schools were closed in observance of Veterans Day and he wished the Atlantic Highlands School District would amend their calendar to also close the local school.