Gov. Murphy honors fallen soldiers, veterans who died from COVID-19

Leaders from the New Jersey National Guard also joined Murphy at the event at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2020, 9:20 PM

Updated 1,512 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy paid tribute to fallen war heroes and veterans who passed away from coronavirus at a Memorial Day ceremony in North Hanover Township Monday.
Leaders from the New Jersey National Guard also joined Murphy at the event at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.
"We do not celebrate Memorial Day. We commemorate this day. This is a solemn day. A day to remember our hallowed and fallen dead. A day to remember those who gave to this nation their full measure. And today we also remember the honored veterans who survived wars only to die at the hands of COVID-19," Murphy said.
Thousands of flags were also planted across the cemetery to honor the fallen military members.
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