Holmdel holds POW/MIA remembrance ceremony at Veterans' Memorial

A Monmouth County community on Friday honored soldiers who were killed or went missing while serving the nation.

A remembrance ceremony was held at the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial in Holmdel for soldiers who were lost at war.

A remembrance ceremony was held at the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial in Holmdel for soldiers who were lost at war. (9/16/16)

HOLMDEL - A Monmouth County community on Friday honored soldiers who were killed or went missing while serving the nation.

A remembrance ceremony was held at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Holmdel. The ceremony honored prisoners of war, those missing in action and Gold Star Mothers.

The Gold Star Mothers organization provides support to mothers who have lost children in the line of duty. The president of New Jersey's chapter tells News 12 New Jersey that it is sad to see supporters dwindling at events like this.

"The crowds do get smaller, the participation gets smaller.  Until we're in another war, then things will start up all over again,” says Judy Tapper.

Tapper’s son David was killed in Afghanistan in 2003. He was a Navy SEAL.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 1 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing 2 VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 3 Westchester Weather Forecast
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 4 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking
Three men are wanted for the brutal beating 5 VIDEO: 83-year-old man attacked, robbed in the Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE