Mayor’s Message: Veterans Wall of Honor

Voorhees Township is proud to honor those who fought for our freedom with the expansion of our Veterans Wall of Honor

“You’ve never lived until you’ve almost died. For those who fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.” – Anonymous Vietnam Veteran 

Voorhees Township is proud to honor those who fought for our freedom with the expansion of our Veterans Wall of Honor. The ceremony will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. with a program in the Main Court area on the lower level of the Voorhees Town Center. The Veterans Wall of Honor was initiated in 2014 and is located in Town Hall and will be viewed immediately following the program.

We are proud of the women and men who wore the uniform of the United States Military. It is fitting that these brave men and women be honored on a Veterans Wall because they stood on the “Wall of Freedom” to risk their lives for the generations that followed.

This year, 39 veterans will be added to the Wall, bringing the total to 436. The Wall of Honor is a lasting tribute that will grow annually.Below is a list of the veterans to be added to the Wall. This year’s additions include six Air Force Veterans, 13 Navy Veterans, 15 Army Veterans and five Marines. Thirteen of this year’s honorees fought in World War II.

We are proud to honor and add the following veterans to the Voorhees Veterans Wall of Honor:

Reinhold Bayer, Marine Corps

Lester Berry, Marine Corps

John W. Bond, Army

Louis Cavaliere, Navy

Donald Chase, Army

Chester Ciesielka, Army

David M. Cyrelson, Air Force

Michael DePierri, Navy

Theodore DiGenova, Army

Eugene Egan, Navy

Leonard Fisher, Air Force

Vincent Forster, Air Force

Rosa-Fe Gavigan, Air Force

Wilmer Harverson, Army Air Corps

Robert Hewitt, Navy

Abbas Husain, Navy

Frank Jaconetti, Army

Christopher Johnson, Navy

Selina Kanowitz, Air Force

Lionel B. King, Navy

Joseph Kreps, Navy

Henry Martin, Army

John McLaughlin, Navy

Thomas J. McLaughlin, Army

Charles McMahon, Navy

John McMordie, Army

Vincent Mitchell, Navy

Paul J. Morone, Marine Corps

James Neilland, Army

William L. Parker, Air Force

Louis M. Pepe, Army

Jerome Roderick, Marine Corps

Clifford Scheifele, Army Air Corps

George Singley, Marine Corps

George Solomon, Army

Salvatore Spera, Army

Vashon Watson, Army

George Wetzel, Navy

Bernard Whitney, Navy

**On Thursday, Oct. 17 The Camden County Partnership for Children will be conducting the Annual Countywide Community Resource Fair at the Voorhees Town Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.The goal of the event is to bring awareness to mental health and social service agencies in our community. This year, over 160 agencies are registered. The event is free and open to the public. For more information,email www.adipietro@camdencmo.org.

** Voorhees Township’s Annual Halloween Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Voorhees Town Center. Take an old-fashioned hayride or pick a pumpkin from the Voorhees Business Association’s Pumpkin Patch. Candy and refreshments will be plentiful. Activities will include a Halloween Costume Parade, pumpkin painting and decorating, balloon artists, a Halloween themed magic show and face painting. The Voorhees Township Police Department will be providing Halloween safety tips. For more information, visit www.voorheesnj.com or call (856) 882-SHOW.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will hold its 17th Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin. The Foundation furnishes Teen Lounges in hospitals to enhance the quality of life for teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Tickets are $170. For more information, call (856) 784-0615 or visitinfo@arvf.org.