Purple Heart Recipients Sought

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Aug 032021
 

TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL MONTGOMERY MILITARY FAMILIES


Veterans Memorial Committee Seeking Purple Heart Recipients to Honor

 

Attention all US Military Veterans, Active-Duty Armed Service Members, and their Families residing within Montgomery Township:  We are a designated Purple Heart Community, and as part of this honorable distinction the Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee would like to recognize all Township residents who have earned or have had someone in their immediate family (including spouses and grandparents) who has earned the Purple Heart award.

Please contact:  mvmc@twp.montgomery.nj.us or (908) 359-8211 Ext. 2279 so that we can identify and recognize all our Purple Heart recipients and their families.  Thank you!

 

Memorial Day 2021

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Apr 072021
 

Memorial Day Ceremony 2021 Recap

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 31, 2021 at the Montgomery Veterans Memorial.  The Ceremony featured lowering of the flags by Montgomery Township Boy and Girl Scouts, a spiritual message provided by Reverend Christopher Heitkamp, and reflections provided by Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan.  Memorial Day honors and remembers all our military service members who have died while serving our country.  Any member of the public is welcome to visit the Memorial for quiet reflection any day from dawn to dusk.  It is located near the upper parking lot of Montgomery Veterans Memorial Park on Harlingen Road. Please see some photos from this year’s ceremony at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/iQCpZt1gRs2QVS1A9

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day March 29

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Mar 232021
 

In honor of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day March 29th, the Montgomery Twp. Veterans Memorial Committee would like to share the following impactful video message:

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Veterans Day 2020

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Nov 112020
 

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2020

VIRTUAL CEREMONY  VIDEO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee has created a special Veterans Day 2020 Ceremony video which includes a narration of our ceremony using images, video messages, and more!

The video includes a narration of our ceremony by our committee chair using images for certain parts of our program and video messages from: Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, a spiritual leader, a guest speaker, a Rolling Thunder representative, and a special presentation from the Students of Montgomery Lower Middle School. A public in-person ceremony is not being held this year as a safety precaution due to the covid-19 pandemic. Please view above.

Memorial Day 2020

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May 252020
 

MEMORIAL DAY VIDEO – MONDAY, MAY 25th @ 9 AM

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee created a Memorial Day Ceremony video which premiered in the above space on May 25.  The video included a narration of our ceremony using images, video messages from Mayor Sadaf  Jaffer, Rev. Chris Heitkamp, the playing of TAPS, and a montage from the students of Montgomery Lower Middle School.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee invites you attend this premiere at 9:00 AM on Memorial Day when our ceremony would normally take place. Besides above, the video will also premiere at the same time on the Township Facebook page at  facebook.com/InMontgomeryNJ/, or on MontgomeryTogether.us

You may also view the presentation any time afterwards in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Veterans Day 2019

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Oct 252019
 

SEE PHOTOS OF THE 2019 VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

Monday, November 11 the Montgomery community came together to give back to those who have given so much in service to our country.  U.S. service person, past and present, were honored at the Montgomery Veterans Memorial in Montgomery Veterans Park, Harlingen Road., Belle Mead.

The observance included Montgomery students reading their selected “Letters to Veterans.” 2019’s brief ceremony was held at 4:30 PM since it was a school day, so that more students and their families would be able to attend.

Please see this link for more detail:  VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE PROGRAM

 

REMEMBERING 9-11-01

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Aug 302019
 

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

 

8:30 – 9:30 AM

and again at

6:30 – 7:30 PM

9-11 Monument
Upper Parking Area
Montgomery Veterans Park
Harlingen Road*
Belle Mead, NJ 08502

There will be two separate events, one in the morning and one in the evening to foster remembrance and quiet reflection on the tragic events of the day as well as the bravery displayed by those who responded to the attack.  Civic leaders, students, and scouts will be among those in attendance. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee volunteer staff will be available to answer questions on Wednesday, September 11th at 8:30 AM and again at 6:30 PM.  This is also a time of education, when those who do not remember that day can learn about the occurrence and how it impacted specific lives, their loved ones, and indeed, all of America.

The recently improved 9-11 Memorial site is also available daily during park hours to any respectful visitors.  This event, Veterans Day event (11-11-19 @ 4:30 PM), Memorial Day, and all events held at the Montgomery Veterans Memorial are organized by the Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee. More at:

* Please note that Harlingen Road is now completely closed due to bridge work near the LOWER Montgomery Veterans Park entrance.  To access the observances at the 9-11 Memorial next to the Upper Parking lot area, we recommend approaching from Devon Road / Rt. 206.

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