Lest we forget

Memorial Day, May 25, 2020

Though not the “normal” Memorial Day ceremony, Bill Brown of our Veteran’s Committee could not let the day pass without remembering the men and women who fought and died for our freedom.

Starting in 2011, the Riverton Military & Veterans Affairs Committee repurposed the Honor Roll to also include names of “…any present or former resident of the Borough of Riverton, New Jersey who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during a time of war…” This Memorial Day the Riverton Military & Veterans Affairs Committee added names of three Riverton servicemen to the Honor Roll displayed on the Riverton War Memorial:

Richard L. Brunker 2nd Lt., USMC & US Army
Charles A. Kirby Staff Sgt., US Air Force
Robert Olmstead, USN

Published by

John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023