Monday, May 28, 2018

Cape May County remembers fallen at Memorial Day Ceremony


Hundreds of people came out to remember those who gave their life in service of the United States at the Cape May County Memorial Day Ceremony. The event was held at the Gerald M. Thornton Veterans Cemetery.

Cape May County Freeholder Brig. Gen (Ret) Jeffrey L. Pierson was the Master of Ceremonies. The speakers included Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton, Korean War Veteran Bill Lamb, American Legion Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli, and the Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, Captain Owen Gibbons.

“It is important we remember the men and women who gave their life serving this country,” said Pierson. “And we also can’t forget about our gold star families and the pain they had to endure.”

Cape May County has had a veteran’s cemetery since 1980 when the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the area to provide a final resting place for Cape May County resident wartime Veterans and their spouses. It was named in honor of Thornton in 2017.

“I am so proud every year when I see the turnout from our residents in Cape May County who want to honor those men and women who never returned from war,” said Thornton. “It means so much to us veterans to see our residents don’t forget.”

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