Tribute to our armed forces family on this Veterans Day in New Jersey

Friday, November 11 is veterans day 2022. This is a day to honor our military families and the sacrifices they have made to serve our nation, protect our nation, and provide us with the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Unsplash.com Isabella and Zsa Fischer

Unsplash.com Isabella and Zsa Fischer

On this Veterans Day, I present to you a local military author who has written several books on the subject of “Veterans”. Author and military historian John Siegfried wrote several fantasy military books, including:

  • Six Degrees of the Bracelet: Vietnam’s Continued Hold
  • Remembering a Wolf: Story of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Jon Cavaiani
  • The New Agent Orange: Comparison of Presumptive Illnesses of Vietnam Veterans with Gulf War Syndromes and Illnesses.
  • Gettysburg: The Occasional Factors That Cost Southern Independence

John’s latest book is No Greater Love: Story of Medal of Honor recipient CPL Michael J Crescdenz. I sat down and talked with John Siegfried about the book and Veterans Day.

Unsplash.com Holly Mindrup

Unsplash.com Holly Mindrup

“On Veterans Day, we honor all those men and women who have chosen to dedicate their lives to a cause greater than themselves – the defense of our great nation and our precious freedoms. While serving service is often temporary, one is a veteran FOREVER! The sacrifice of service to country has often shaped the future of those who serve. Courage, honor and commitment are not simply “buzzwords “, but a code that is forever part of a veteran’s DNA. To all who have served, we honor and salute you for your personal sacrifices for the freedoms we are blessed to enjoy in this great country. which we all call AMERICA.

~Maurice B. Hill, Mayor of Toms River Township

Unsplash.com Robert Linder

Unsplash.com Robert Linder

On Friday, November 11, Toms River will once again host its annual Veterans Day Parade here in downtown Toms River. On Friday, the parade will descend Main Street and Washington Street in downtown. According to Township of Toms River website, “The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Toms River Mall on Route 37, heads south on Main Street (Route 166) then east on Washington Street.”

In addition, “After the parade, a ceremony will be held in front of Toms River City Hall at 33 Washington Street. The post-parade ceremony will feature speakers and honored guests, a rifle salute and the laying of the wreath on the veterans’ monument.”

Take the time to attend a Veterans Day event in your city on Friday and honor those who gave so much of themselves to keep us free.

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