The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners gathered to honor veterans at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery.
“Each year we gather to pay our respects to the men and women who have bravely served our country. It is thanks to them that we have our freedom and we are eternally grateful to their bravery,” said Director Robert M. Damminger.
“Memorial Day honors those who died in uniform, those who gave all they have and all they ever will have. This day means so much to those families that grieve over this tremendous loss and we hope they know they are not alone in that loss,” said New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney.
The Gloucester County Memorial Day Ceremony is held at the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery each year. The cemetery provides healing and commemoration for veteran's families, friend visitors, and service attendees. There are over 3,000 veterans interred at the Cemetery.
“Each year we witness volunteers placing flags on the gravesites of each veteran at the cemetery. It is a small but powerful way to honor those who have served,” said Commissioner Dan Christy, Liaison to the Office of Veteran’s Affairs.
If you are a veteran in need of assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to the Gloucester County Office of Veteran’s Affairs at 856-401-7660 or by visiting https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/267/Veterans-Affairs.
Pictured: Gloucester County Surrogate Joe Chila, Commissioner Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Commissioner Dan Christy, Congressman Donald Norcross, Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina.
Pictured from left to right: Sheriff Carmel Morina, Gloucester Coutny Surrogate Joe Chila, Senator Fred Madden, Commissioner Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger (speaking) and Commissioner Liaison Dan Christy
Pictured: Senate President Steve Sweeney (speaking) and Commissioner Liaison Dan Christy