(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County has partnered with Jefferson Health New Jersey to present a virtual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor Camden County Veterans amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will be viewable online beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m.
The pre-recorded program was designed to thank our veterans and to show the community’s appreciation despite social distancing and limitations on gatherings.
“The pandemic has limited the ways that we can physically gather, but it has not affected the appreciation or support that we have for the veterans in our community,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, a gold star mother and liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs. “No matter when you served, where you served, or how you served, you deserve to be treated like the hero that you are. Until it is safe to resume in-person services, we will continue to find new and innovative ways to show our support to the men and women who protect this country.”
The program will include a welcome message from Brian Sweeney, President and Chief Operating Officer at Jefferson Health New Jersey, the Pledge of Allegiance from JWV Post 126, and a performance of the National Anthem by Maria Melchiore.
A series of remarks will also be included from:
Freeholder Melinda Kane
U.S. Senator Cory Booker
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross
Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer
Joanne H. Rosen, Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs Samaritan
Marla Meyers, MSW Executive Director Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey
A medal presentation will follow, honoring the following veterans:
Robert J. Giles, II, Army SP/4
Jerome Larmore, Air Force Staff Sergeant
Anthony M. Mottolo, Army Sergeant
Karl D. Roth, Navy Seaman 1st. Class
Edward H. Rusk, Navy DK 3rd Class
More information regarding the presentation and full bios on those being honored, is available at https://www.camdencounty.com/veterans-day-virtual-ceremony/.