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Veterans Day observance, Riverton War Memorial, Sun., Nov. 11

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

A special Veterans Day observance will recognize four women who served and six men who died in World War I

The New Era, April 11, 1919, p4

To commemorate the Centennial of World War I, HSR President Bill Brown will officiate this coming Veterans Day November 11, 2018, between 10:30 & 11:00, as we honor the following men who were killed in The Great War with a special plaque on Riverton’s War Memorial:

James A Bradley
Charles Kelley
Walter M. Kennedy
Raymond T. McGivney
Raymond Pratt
Thomas R. Reath

The NJ State Legislature designated in August the Killed in Action (K.I.A.) flag as an official State flag to memorialize members of the Armed Forces of the United States who were killed in a US involved conflict. Riverton will officially receive its K.I.A. flag to be flown above the Memorial.

Helen Elsie Biddle

The ceremony will recognize the following four women who served as nurses in World War I:

Helen Elsie Biddle
Edith S. Coale
Amanda Faunce
Edith Holvick

Riverton’s Veterans Affairs Committee seeks to add more names to the memorial and is also interested in obtaining old military uniforms, medals, and military equipment. Please contact me, Bill Brown, at 856-303-8513, or JYD9168@verizon.net.                          – Bill  Brown

 

 

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Date:
November 11
Time:
10:30 am - 11:00 am
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