The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation will hold its annual POW/MIA Gold Star Mothers Recognition Day Ceremony on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation trustee and Vietnam veteran Jim Cusick of Tinton Falls will speak briefly.
The third Friday of September is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Ceremonies are held throughout the country in honor of America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action, those returned and those still unaccounted for from our nation’s wars.
The Gold Star Mothers provide support to American mothers who have lost children in the line of duty of the United States Armed Forces, focusing on providing emotional support to members, doing volunteer work with veterans in general and veterans’ hospitals in particular, and fostering a sense of patriotism and respect for members of the Armed Forces. The United States annually remembers and honors the Gold Star Mothers on thae last Sunday of every September.
The admission is free for all visitors on September 20. The Museum is located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116 in Holmdel, N.J. The Memorial is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to visit. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Memorial or Museum, please call (732) 335-0033 or visit www.njvvmf.org.
About New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, dedicated May 7, 1995, strives to encourage and foster patriotism and provide for recognition of the sacrifices, courage and valor of the New Jersey veterans of the Vietnam era. The Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, dedicated in September 1998, strives to encourage and foster a thorough understanding of the Vietnam era, including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects that affected the United States, especially New Jersey.