December 6, 2017
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Cumberland County Honors Veterans with Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony
Cumberland County NJ, - The Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Cumberland County Department of Veterans Affairs would like to invite the public to attend and participate in the 2017 “Wreaths of Remembrance” Ceremony to be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery.
Veterans Affairs Director Diana Pitman said, "this is a very special ceremony that brings our community together in the spirit of volunteerism and remembrance for the sacrifices made by those who have served our country through military service”.
Family members, and friends of Veterans interred at the Cemetery will be invited to place wreaths on the grave sites of their loved ones. A number of volunteers will also be on hand to assist as there are over 900 wreaths.
Committee member David Schad said, “There are a number of businesses and members of the community that played a significant role in allowing the Ceremony to take place this year. We want to gratefully acknowledge the support of all of our sponsors including Michaels at the Cumberland Mall who discounted the cost of the Wreaths and The Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation. In addition, Century Savings Bank, DeRossi & Son, Dun-Rite Sand & Gravel, Newfield National Bank, Worldwide Glass Resources, the Dondero Family, the Hunter Family, Lilly Kejzman, Dennis Palmer, Kathleen Valla and the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. All of these folks made it possible for us to purchase over 1000 artificial wreaths and bows that we will be able to use for several years to ensure that the Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony will continue for years to come”.
Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella said “on behalf of the Freeholder Board, we sincerely thank the Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation and the Wreaths of Remembrance Committee who took the time to get together and raise the funds to ensure the ceremony could take place. Members of the Committee include David Schad, Vineland Rotary Charities Foundation, Treasurer, Ken Dondero, Vineland Rotary Club President, Matthew Jordan Jr, Cumberland County Veterans Commission, Armand Basualdo, Cumberland County Veterans Commission, Diana Pitman, Director of County Veterans Affairs, Darlene Barber, Deputy Director of the Freeholder Board, Carol Musso, Vice President of Business Development at Century Savings Bank and County Freeholder and Kimberly Wood, Deputy County Administrator.”
The Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery is located on Trench Road in Hopewell Township. Directions may be obtained by typing, Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, Trench Road, Bridgeton, NJ in Google Maps. Questions may also be directed to the Cumberland county Department of Veterans Affairs at 856-238-6800.