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May 01, 2017

Veteran Street Sign Dedications Planned in Middletown

The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee will hold dedication ceremonies on Saturday, May 13 for a quartet of commemorative street signs that honor fallen veterans. The veterans’ families, neighbors residing on the streets to be dedicated, and the general public are invited to attend. The ceremonies will include a color guard and the playing of taps. The schedule is as follows:

 

Crane Court – 10:00 a.m.

Crane Court is dedicated to the memory of William W. Crane, who served in the US Army in World War I. The service will be held at the intersection of Bamm Hollow Road and Crane Court.

 

Henry Drive – 10:45 a.m.

Henry Drive is dedicated to the memory of George C. Henry, who served in the US Army in World War II. The dedication will be held at the intersection of Park Avenue and Henry Court.

 

Walling Avenue – 11:15 a.m.

Walling Avenue is dedicated to the memory of Clarence C. Walling, who served in the US Army in World War I. The service will be held at the intersection of Main Street and Walling Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown.

 

Owens Avenue –   11:45 a.m.

Owens Avenue is dedication to the memory of Calvin Owens, who served in the US Army in World War II. The dedication will be held at the intersection of Navesink Avenue and Owens Avenue in the Navesink section of town

 

More than 50 signs have been added township-wide to honor Middletown veterans killed in action from World War I to the present. Each commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served, and a gold star representing the Gold Star mother and family.

The Veterans Affairs Committee is seeking families of Middletown’s fallen veterans. Family members are encouraged to call (732) 787-8510.