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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 »

The Arnone Report: Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Freeholder Tom Arnone at the Union Beach Memorial Day Parade

As we observe Memorial Day, we should take the time to remember those who lost their lives while bravely serving our country. It is because of these heroic men and women that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms they so bravely fought to defend.

Let it also not be lost on us the sacrifices made by the families of these heroes, including Gold Star Mothers. Through their grief and heartbreak, these women have been pillars of strength in their communities, keeping alive the legacies of their loved ones.

I would also like to thank those who have served and are currently serving our country. I recently had the opportunity to meet some of the men and women who put their lives and safety at risk to defend our country during the Veterans and Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Camp Evans. This was truly a special event.

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Posted: May 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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 »

The Arnone Report: Memorial Day Weekend Was a Great Summer Kickoff

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso with County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Sheriff Shaun Golden at the Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade

Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso with County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Sheriff Shaun Golden at the Farmingdale Memorial Day Parade

What an incredible Memorial Day weekend! It was the perfect setting to remember and honor those that have served our country, and those that continue to protect us today.  We recognize those individuals who sacrificed to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy every day – we are the land of the free, because of the brave.

I would have loved to have attended all of the parades throughout the county, but unfortunately I could not do so as several of them are at the same time, so I attended as many as I could.  I had the honor of walking in the Bradley Beach and Union Beach parades on Saturday, as well as the Matawan parade on Sunday. Monday was a very busy day, as I attended the memorial ceremonies for the Freehold, Oceanport, and Ocean Township; and then walked in the jammed packed Farmingdale parade. The attendance and welcome received this weekend at all the events was overwhelming.

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Posted: May 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Memorial Day Weekend Was a Great Summer Kickoff

This Memorial Day, Remember American Military Killed at the Urging of the Asbury Park Connected Sheikh, Taqi Usmani

By Tommy DeSeno

Sheikh Usmani

Sheikh Usmani

In Asbury Park, all the boardwalk buildings including Convention Hall, The Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar are owned by a Middle Eastern company named Capital Guidance, by way of a holding company they formed called Madison Marquette.  Capital Guidance operates Madison Marquette from their offices in Reston Virginia, amid the fastest growing Islamic concentration in the country.

Capital Guidance employs a Sharia Advisory Board chaired by a Pakistani Mufti, Muhammad Taqi Usmani.  When it comes to human rights, this scrivener of that area’s Sharia laws is a monster. He has a 30 year career of jailing gays, beating women for being raped and like atrocities, such as supporting modern slavery.

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Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, War on terror | 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

Memorial Day Reflections

By Steve McEnery

Steve McEneryMemorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. Originally,
and more importantly (Decoration Day) was established to commemorate the
Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th
century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died
while in military service. Unfortunately, it’s not taught in school the
way it once was.

Today, the flag is burned, stepped and danced on and spit upon, totally
disrespecting it; and the men and  woman who have died defending this
Country, our Flag and the rights of those that defile and disrespect
this great symbol of freedom.

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Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Memorial Day Reflections

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

Remember those who served-Memorial Day

Memorial-Day-Honor-the-Fallen

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the
men and women who died while serving in the
United States Armed Forces are remembered.
The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the
final Monday of May,was formerly known as Decoration Day
and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union
and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.
By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to
honor all Americans who have died while in the military service
In case you missed it here are some
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, PARADES & MORE
Monday, May 26

FREEHOLD
8:30 AM
A memorial ceremony will take place at Elks Point, followed
with a parade down Main Street.
The parade will be preceded by a Flag Draped coffin.
This is the largest and oldest Memorial Day Parade in the area.
Elks Point
Routes 79 and 537, Freehold
Info: 732-462-4580
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Posted: May 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »