MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee met Wednesday with local officials to inspect one of the first new street signs installed to honor fallen veterans. A total of 29 signs will be added to streets to honor our fallen veterans from World War II to present.
The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served and a gold star in honor of their mother. A gold star signifies the soldier was killed in action. The Veterans Affairs Committee is working with Committeeman Anthony Fiore and Public Works Director Ted Maloney to install all the street signs before year’s end.
The Veterans Affairs Committee is seeking families of Middletown’s fallen veterans. Family members are encouraged to call 732-787-8510.
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Local officials and members of Veterans Affairs Committee met at Belicose Court in Port Monmouth to inspect the commemorative street sign. From left are: (front) Mayor Stephanie Murray, Veterans Affairs Committee members James Guerrieri, and Tom Garretson, (back) Veterans Affairs Committee member William Bouw, Committeeman Anthony Fiore, Ronald J. Belicose, Robert A. Belicose and Congressman Chris Smith.