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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Memorial Day, Monmouth County News | Tags: 6-9 Calvary, Alex Alexeeva, Anthony Ewing, Daniel Markham, Ernest Gonzalez, Hershel Beard, Highlands, Iraq War, James Somners, John Richter, Kyle Aines, Kyle Link, Kyle West, Memorial Day, Memorial Day 2007, Memorial Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend 2018, Michael Acevedo, Miguel Castro, Operation Enduring Freedom, Patrick Ziegler, Sgt Jonathan Markham, SSG Andrew Clark, Stacey Markham, Tim Hallgring, Todd Wetsel | 3 Comments »