Sweeney Honors Veterans at ‘All Wars Memorial’
Bellmawr –Senate President Steve Sweeney gave tribute to America’s veterans today when he participated in the Bellmawr All Wars Memorial Annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
“We are all grateful to the men and women who have served in America’s armed forces and to those who are currently placing their lives in danger at home and abroad,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “It is the service and the sacrifice of generations of Americans that has protected our freedoms and it is the willingness of the men and women who answer the call of duty that will continue to preserve our liberties. Our veterans put the needs of others before their own, which is a definition of courage.”
New Jersey is home to approximately 350,000 veterans and Camden County is home to about 25,000.
“In honoring the selfless service of our veterans, we must remember our obligation to support those who wore America’s uniforms and the families who stand beside them, especially the wounded warriors who live with the permanent scars of combat,” said Senator Sweeney. “When brave men and women take a stand for the freedoms and principles that define us as Americans we are strengthened as a nation and more unified in our determination to live up to our patriotic ideals.”
The Bellmawr War Memorial was originally dedicated on Veterans Day 2017 and includes sections to specifically honor members of each branch of the military. Also participating in today’s ceremony were members of VFW Post 9563 in Bellmawr.