Ocean County Veterans Day Event Guide; Ceremonies In Manahawkin, Barnegat, Brick And Elsewhere

Veterans Day is Monday. Here are some things going on in the county that day.

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but the day will be honored throughout Ocean County on the following day, Monday, Nov. 12.

Here are some of the scheduled events:

  • Stafford Township will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony to honor soldiers at the Municipal Complex on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
  • At the John Wesley Taylor American Legion Post #232 in Barnegat, there will be a monthly buffet breakfast. In honor of Veteran's Day, there will be a free breakfast from 9 to 12 noon. It is at the American Legion Post #232 American Legion on Route 9 in Barnegat.
  • The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library welcomes veteran and Ocean County resident Leon “Lee” Gromowa to share his experiences fighting in the Vietnam War. The event takes place on Monday at 3 p.m. It’s free but you must register before at (732) 657-7600 or on their website.
  • Georgian Court University in Lakewood offers a free Veterans Day celebration entitled “Lifting the Clouds of War: The Music of World War II”. It’s a lecture with songs. You can catch it at the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Reserve your seat to this event by calling 732-987-2263.
  • Brick's annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place this Sunday at the township municipal complex. Brick Township Officials will join members of Brick VFW Post No. 8867 and Brick American Legion Post No. 348 for the annual event. It will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the War Memorial outside the municipal building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road.
  • Manchester's annual service will be held on the front lawn of the Colonial Drive Municipal Complex at the War Veterans Memorial, according to Mayor Michael Fressola's office. The event will be 11 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Lakehurst's service, which is sponsored by the borough's VFW Post 10061, will be held at Lake Horicon. The event will be 11 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Lacey residents will join in Bicentennial Park to honor all veterans at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Mike Howard November 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM
This is the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch and there is no Barnegat info? The Barnegat Ceremony will be a 11AM at the Gazebo Park at the corner of Rt. 9 and Bay Ave.
Colleen Platt November 11, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Thanks for the heads up Mike! - Colleen
NavyE9r November 11, 2012 at 08:14 PM
On 1 November 2012 in the early hours of the morning, a NJ family was awoken and told their 22 yr old son and Navy SEAL was killed during a combat operation in Afghanistan. Many people did not even know on November 9th that NJ Flags were flown at Half-mast to honor Special Warfare Operator Second Class Matthew Kantor as he was being laid to rest here in NJ. At the conclusion of the services, all of the SEALs that attended take their "Trident" off of their uniform and place it on the coffin to be laid to rest with their Brother as an ultimate sign of respect. While Veterans across the Nation are being honored, there are others that take advantage as imposters, frauds and fakes. If you truly want to show your respect and show our service members and veterans that we value the magnitude of their sacrifice, then call our Senators and ask them to support the Stolen Valor Act of 2011. This revised Act clearly targets and punishes those who misrepresent their alleged service with the intent of profiting personally or financially. These miscreants cause an awful damage in the wake of their lies most of which cannot be undone. Every self-respecting Veteran and American citizen I know would rather have this bill passed to preserve our integrity, honor and respect given to Veterans by the American people. If you truly want to honor a Vet, take 21 seconds of your time to call Senator Lautenberg at (202) 224-3224 and Senator Menendez at (202) 224-4744 and ask them to support this Act.
Slippery Slope November 12, 2012 at 04:20 PM
President Bill Clinton quote. " I loathe the military" .. Elected democrats in the past 40 years, especially the past 30 years, have insulted, mocked, ridiculed, slandered and lied about our nations military and servicemen and women. The call them baby killers, murderers, torturers, gestapo, nazis, war mongers and rapists. Elected democrats and liberal voters call Americans that support the miltary, flag waivers, nationalists, nazis, facists, war mongers, racists, xenophobes, rght wingers and chicken hawks. These are FACTS. ... Almost every single conservative or republican supports the military, the soldiers, and the US flag. Most liberals and elected democrats mock and despise the militay, the soldiers and the flag. Not all, but most. Thank you Veterans for your service. Thank you.


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