Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Englishtown commemorated the soldiers who lost their lives on Memorial Day at the Borough's Veteran's Monument.
Halfway through the Englishtown-Manalapan Memorial Day parade on Monday, the members of the American Legion Post 434 stopped at the Veterans' Monument next to the Englishtown Municipal Building to offer a gun salute. The flag hanging above the monument was from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). The flag was obtained for the Borough by Englishtown Councilman Gregory W. Wojyn, who was a Navy veteran who served aboard the ship. For more information on the flag, click here.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The annual Memorial Day parade kicked off yesterday.
Locals lined the streets of Rt. 522 from the Manalapan Township Municipal Building down towards the Englishtown Municipal Building and up Main St. on Memorial Day for the annual parade. The American Legion 434, Gordons Corner Fire Company, Manalapan Township Fire Company #1, Englishtown Fire Department, Jamesburg Fire Department, the Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad, local boys and girl scouts, and the Manalapan High School Marching Band walked in the parade. Missed the parade? Check out the photos above!
Monday, May 28, 2012
The flag will be flown in front of Englishtown's Veterans' Monument.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
At the Englishtown-Manalapan Memorial Day Parade today one U.S. Flag will have more meaning than all the rest. Hanging in front of Englishtown's Veterans' Monument today, located directly next to the Englishtown Municipal Building, will be a United States flag from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Englishtown Councilman Gregory W. Wojyn, a Navy veteran who served aboard the ship, acquired the flag during a visit to the ship’s home port in Norfolk, VA in November 2011. Flags flown aboard the ship were provided to veterans who had served on the USS Enterprise and were also given a certificate as proof of its authenticity. “I was inspired to bring the flag home following a memorial service for the scores of Enterprise sailors who…