Cape May Court House, NJ - Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton announced that the annual Cape May County Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be observed on Tuesday, November 11 at 2 p.m. at the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery located at 129 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Exit 11 off the GSP). Director Thornton, who oversees the Veterans’ Bureau, invites the public as well as all county veterans’ organizations to attend and honor the contributions of countywide veterans.
The invited speakers include: Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Director Thornton, Freeholders Kristine Gabor and Will Morey, and Captain G. Todd Prestidge, USCG, Commanding Officer at Training Center Cape May. Also, Brig. General Jeffrey L. Pierson will be the Master of Ceremonies, the United States Coast Guard will provide the Ceremonial Detail and representatives from various county veterans’ organizations with provide the flag detail.
Additionally, Eagle Scout Zac Lambert, from Troop 73 in West Cape May and Director Thornton will dedicate the newly built Memorial Prayer Garden. The garden, Lambert’s Eagle Scout Project, includes two benches amid shrubs and greenery that will allow visitors, according to Lambert, “A place to go and reflect on their loved ones.” Lambert has been working on the project since June along with members of Troop 73. Materials and funds for the project were donated by local businesses, veterans’ organizations, social organizations and individuals including a $400 donation from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 955 and American Legion Post 184, both of Wildwood. Lambert is the grandson of John M. Moran a past Supervisor of the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery who is buried not far from the Memorial Prayer Garden.
For more information, please call the Cape May County Veterans’ Bureau at 609-886-2762.