(Gloucester Township) – In recognition of the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and to thank and honor all of our veterans and their families, the Camden County Freeholder Board and Office of Veterans Affairs are bringing the Remembering Our Fallen memorial exhibit to Veterans Island at Cooper River Park. The memorial will be available for public viewing beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m., and will remain in place until Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors military service members who lost their lives during the War on Terror. The memorial consists of a series of installations which feature both military and personal photos of fallen service members.
“We must never allow ourselves to forget the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation. Their commitment to community and country should be an inspiration to all Americans, reminding us of the shared values upon which we were founded and continue to defend,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, a gold star mother and liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs. “The Freeholder Board is committed to honoring veterans and their families. It is our hope that by bringing this memorial to Veterans Island, our residents will have a place to reflect on those we have lost, and the sacrifices made by families both in Camden County and across the United States.”
The exhibit will be open for public viewing 24/7. Masks must be worn, and social distancing will be enforced at all times.
In addition to visiting the Remembering Our Fallen memorial, Camden County residents are invited to participate in this year’s 9/11 Heroes Run, hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s run will be held virtually. Participants will have the opportunity to complete their run, walk, or ruck wherever they feel safe, and upload their results on race day. More information and instructions regarding registration can be found by visiting https://www.travismanion.org/.
More information regarding the Remembering Our Fallen memorial can be found by visiting camdencounty.com/rememberfallen. For more information regarding the Office of Veterans Affairs please visit camdencounty.com or call 1-800-464-VETS (8387).