Nearly 100 military veterans attended the 14th annual memorial service May 28 in Mancini Hall. While the event honored all the war veterans, it singled out those who fought in the Korean War (1950-1953) and presented them with caps. Among the Korean War honorees was our own Harold Finkle.
The event also honored Timothy Ryan for his support of veterans throughout the years. Each Memorial Day Ryan places American flags on the lawn of his funeral home, one for each military person who has died in the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received a proclamation recognizing his efforts from Rep. Adler and Toms River Township. The Toms River proclamation was delivered by Council member Mo Hill, a retired USN Admiral.
Students from a local elementary school performed a patriotic medley of songs at the begining of the program. It was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the County Administration Building on Hooper Avenue and a luncheon in Mancini Hall.