The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a new round of dedication ceremonies to mark installation of the commemorative street signs that honor fallen veterans.
The next set of ceremonies will be held on April 9th. The veterans’ families and friends as well as the public are invited to attend. The ceremonies will include a color guard and the playing of taps.
More than 50 signs are being added to streets township-wide to honor our fallen veterans killed in action from World War II to present. The Veterans Affairs Committee plans to hold ceremonies at all sign locations. The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served and a gold star representing the gold star mother and family. Please call 732-787-8510 for more information.
Saturday, April 9th Dedications
Hayes Court 11:30am
Named in memory of Frances Mason Hayes who was killed in action during World War II.. Hayes Court is located off Chapel Hill Road between Kings Highway East and Mohican Drive in the Chapel Hill section.
Applegate Street noon
Named in memory of Henry Applegate who was killed in action during World War II. The road is located off West Front Street between Hubbard and Manning Street in the River Plaza section.
Neville Drive 12:30pm
Named in memory of Francis Neville who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Newman Springs Road between Woodland Drive and Normandy Road in Lincroft section.
Carmello Court 12:45pm
Named in memory of Joseph Carmello who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Joseph Drive, located between Woodland Drive and Neville Drive in the Lincroft section.
Debele Lane 1:15pm
Named in memory of Charles Debele who was killed in action in World War II. Debele Lane is located off Everett Road between West Front Street and Etzhorn Court in Lincroft section.