Veterans Day Observance Sunday, 10:30-11am, Nov. 11

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

WWI Honor Roll, 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 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.

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

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  – Bill  Brown

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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