Thank a veteran today: Howell Township honors, remembers veterans with ceremony
New Jersey is honoring and remembering veterans across the state today, including Howell Township, where the ceremony at the Howell Township War Memorial took place this morning.
“We didn't get nothing when we came back from Vietnam,” says Vietnam veteran Tommy Campagna. “There was no fanfare. No one liked us. You couldn't wear a hat saying Vietnam veteran in the 60s when we got back home. So, I'm glad everything has changed, and they are paying more to the veterans and giving more to the veterans.”
The Howell VFW Post 9691 and woman's auxiliary hosted the memorial service. Their message today was to thank a veteran and remember the sacrifices made from those who fought for our freedom.
“Hopefully it's in remembrance to veterans that passed and present who are here right now,” says Vietnam veteran Frank Lingo. “It's been a long time coming, especially for me as a Vietnam veteran. Horrible when we came back and things are starting to change right now.”
The Howell Township VFW Post 9691 is also looking for new members. At one time, membership totaled well over 100, now has dropped into the 30s.
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