Veterans Day observed here Monday, Nov. 11

There is perhaps no history lesson more important than for us to acknowledge the military service of our veterans.

On Monday, November 11, 2019, around 10:30 am, Veterans and Auxiliary Supporters from Riverside’s VFW Post 3020 will serve as Honor Guard for Riverton’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Riverton War Memorial on Main Street.

Memorial Day 2013

The organization typically has a busy week with several appearances at ceremonies in the area.

The names of these Riverton servicemen will be added to the Honor Roll displayed there:

      • Jerome Gasiorowski USN
      • Bernard J. Swiderek US Army
      • Gerard E. Hendricks USCG
      • Scott D. Mayes USN
      • J.L. Yearly US Army

Contact us if you are able to send scans of service photos for these or any other members of the armed services listed on the Honor Roll.

Since 1946, the monument on Main Street has displayed names of Riverton residents who served in the US Armed Forces during World War Two.

postcard scan courtesy of Mrs. Betty Hahle

Former Town Historian Mrs. Betty B. Hahle wrote a concise history of the War Memorial for the 2004 July Fourth Program booklet, and this 2011 post chronicles the construction of that tribute to veterans.

This plaque displays the name of Navy veteran Mr. Gene J. Bandine, at left, and dozens of others added since Memorial Day 2011.

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…”

BCT columnist Jeannie O’Sullivan‘s 2012 article “List of Riverton’s military heroes keeps growing” features a profile of USN veteran George A. Mack.

Riverton’s Military & 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 Bill Brown, through the form below. -JMc

 

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John McCormick

Former teacher at Riverton School, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member, website and newsletter editor