Tinton Falls Memorial Day Service
May 27, 2013
Tinton Falls residents came out to honor our fallen servicemen on Memorial Day. The ceremony was held at the monument's new site at the Sycamore Recreation Center. The beautiful new site was an Eagle project by Boy Scout Zach Neis of Tinton Falls Troop 49. The Presentation of Colors was led by VFW Post #9463. Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Albert Neis, made introductory remarks and Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 124 performed the Changing of the Colors. The Monmouth Regional High School Band Played the Star Spangled Banner and the crowd stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. The Reverend Paul Huneke, pastor of the Luther Memorial Church offered an invocation and Mayor Michael Skudera offered welcoming remarks. The Mayor introduced the keynote speaker, Captain David Harrison, Commanding Officer of Naval Weapons Station Earle. There was a Presentation of Wreaths by Tinton Falls organizations followed by a Reading of the Names of Deceased Veterans who were also honored by a Presentation of Flags and Daisies by the Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Honor flags were presented for Deceased Firefighters, EMS Personnel and Police Officers. The band played Taps and Chaplain Brendan Tobin of Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 offered the Benediction. Captain David Harrison ordered the Retiring of the Colors and everyone was invited to the Tinton Falls Fire House for refreshments by the Ladies Auxiliary to Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1.
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