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Highlands remembers America’s fallen heroes and celebrates with those who came home

Twelve veterans of the U. S. Army 6-9 Calvary, 1st Division, and the family of one of the troop’s fallen, are guests of the American Legion Post 143 in Highlands this Memorial Day Weekend.  On Saturday the group served as Co-Grand Marshals for the borough’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

Veteran Tim Hallgring was inspired to bring the true meaning of Memorial Day to the annual celebration when the parade committee asked him to be the Grand Marshall.  Hallgring and members of the community raised over $12,000 via gofundme to bring the soldiers/brothers to Highlands and provide their food and lodging while they are here. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Memorial Day, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Remembering those who sacrificed for our freedom and way of life

Cpl Bud Thorne

 

An American Hero is a short biography of  Cpl. Horace Marvin “Bud” Thorne, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of the Bulge– Germany’s last major offensive in its western theater in World War II.

The video was produced for the 50th Anniversary of Thorne Middle School in Middletown and for a reunion of Battle of the Bulge survivors which took place at the school.

Every American hero who have given their lives has a story like Bud’s.  Today we honor their sacrifice and celebrate the great nation they made possible.

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Posted: May 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Remembering America’s Heros

On Memorial Day, MMM honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our American freedom by sharing An American Hero, a short biography of Corporal Bud Thorne.

Thorne, a Middletown native, was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.  He is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and the Thorne Middle School is named for him.

Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Remembering America’s Heros

This Memorial Day, let’s also remember those who nearly made ‘the ultimate sacrifice’ | Di Ionno

assetContent (17)And now for a Memorial Day history lesson. The American tradition of treating veterans badly started right here in New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Line of Continental Army — with their enlistments up — were forced to stay in service. When they walked off the job at Jockey Hollow in 1781, citing deplorable conditions and lousy pay,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Veterans | Tags: , , | Comments Off on This Memorial Day, let’s also remember those who nearly made ‘the ultimate sacrifice’ | Di Ionno

Memorial Day

“To be draped in the Stars and Stripes is to be graced by a nation’s eternal gratitude. … These are patriots, these are heroes. … So flags in for the courage. Flags in for the cause. Flags in for the freedom. Flags in for the fallen, who we salute on this #MemorialDay, and we will remember forever.”

“To be draped in the Stars and Stripes is to be graced by a nation’s eternal gratitude. … These are patriots, these are heroes. … So flags in for the courage. Flags in for the cause. Flags in for the freedom. Flags in for the fallen, who we salute on this #MemorialDay, and we will remember forever.”

Posted by Soldiers magazine on Friday, May 22, 2015

Posted: May 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Monmouth County, Veterans | Tags: , | Comments Off on Memorial Day

Memorial Day: What it is really about

Moving words from President Ronald Reagan

And a MMM annual tradition, An Americal Hero a tribute to Monmouth County’s  Cpl Bud Thorne and the heroes of the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Memorial Day: What it is really about

Remembering Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Freedom

Our Memorial Day tradition, An American Hero

Posted: May 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Veterans | Tags: , | 4 Comments »