A special Veterans Day observance will recognize four women who served and six men who died in World War I
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:
The Jan. 2017 issue of Gaslight News featured a story about the men above, “Riverton’s Gold Star Boys” by Mrs. Patricia Smith Solin.
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.
The ceremony will recognize the following four women who served as nurses in World War I:
Helen Elsie Biddle
Edith S. Coale
“On the Home Front,” by Mrs. Patricia Smith Solin in the March 2017 Gaslight News mentions the nurses.
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