Camden County submitted the following news release:
Hundreds of veterans and their families will attend the freeholder board’s annual Veterans Day observance on Veterans Island this Sunday. This event will honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Military and their commitment to our nation.
“Veterans Island serves as a lasting tribute to Camden County’s veterans from all wars,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs. “The freeholder board invites all county residents to this park to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.”
Veterans Island contains six memorial plaques and meditative areas honoring Camden County residents killed in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm battle. A sixth section is dedicated to the Global War on Terror that began with the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Each memorial area consists of a paved semi-circle with a plaque, two benches and landscaping.
The island also features American flags flanked by service flags to honor veterans of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. An architectural highlight is the American Flag Paved Plaza along the walkway around the perimeter.
The Nov. 11 ceremony is co-sponsored by the freeholder board’s Office of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Camden County Veterans Advisory Committee.
Camden County Veterans Day Observance
Date: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Veterans Island
North Park Drive (behind the Lobster Trap Restaurant)
Pennsauken, NJ 08110