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Local veterans to be honored in 18th annual Gloucester County Military Service Medal Ceremony

Local veterans to be honored in 18th annual Gloucester County Military Service Medal Ceremony

(West Deptford, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the Gloucester County Military Service Medal to 95 veterans at a ceremony on Sept. 15.  The ceremony will take place at the Riverwinds Community Center, located at 1000 Riverwinds Drive in West Deptford.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Freeholders commissioned the Gloucester County Service Medal in 2001 as a way to honor our veteran residents. This year we will be honoring 95 veterans to show our gratitude for their service."

Damminger said that after this year's ceremony, more than 5,800 Military Service Medals will have been presented since the medal was commissioned. The medal is available to Gloucester County Veterans who have served on active duty in the military and received an honorable discharge.

Freeholder Giuseppe (Joe) Chila, Liaison to the County Office Veterans Affairs, said, “It is important to honor our veterans and in our county we do that in several ways. In addition to this token of appreciation, we provide veterans with a full time Veterans Affairs Office; a full-time Gloucester County VA Health Clinic; and the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery because we believe that it is our duty to provide a service to these individuals who have provided their country a great service in the past.”

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the public for anyone who wishes to support and honor their local veterans and should last approximately one hour.

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