American Legion to host traveling display

This exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, Nov. 4 until Sunday, Nov. 8.

Haddon Heights resident Julie Morell pauses to take in one of the towers on display at Cooper River Park on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

An emotional exhibit will soon be displayed at American Legion Post 372 in Cherry Hill. 

The Fallen Tribute Towers is a traveling war memorial that honors our post 9/11 military fallen. Consisting of 32 towers, it includes information and photos of the military men and women killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also includes those that were killed in training accidents and attacks stateside and on overseas bases as well as those who took their own lives once returning from war due to post-traumatic stress.

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This exhibit will be on display outside on the grounds of American Legion Post 372 located at 1532 Martin Ave in Cherry Hill from Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. until Sunday, Nov. 8 at noon and is open for public viewing 24/7.

There will be a Candlelight & Wreath Laying Service on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to honor and remember all our military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11. The ceremony includes guest speakers, including retired Brig General John DiNapoli, Gold Star Mother Melinda Kane and Mike Simpson with New Jersey Run for the Fallen, along with some local dignitaries. There will be a reading of names from Camden County, along with candles provided for all to place at one of the Tower Panels or the Camden County Panel. 

Organizations are welcome to bring a wreath to place but are asked to register online at https://www.alch372.com/fallen-tribute-towers / (Rain or Shine)

There is an essay contest for children from any school for grades five through eight and nine through twelve. The only entry requirement is that the student visits the Fallen Tribute Towers while on display at the American Legion. Visit the website to download the Essay Packet or pick one up when you visit the Fallen Tribute Towers. Submissions will be due by Wednesday, Nov. 11, and winners will be chosen on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Visitors should follow social distancing rules and regulations that are in place at the time of their visit. The Fallen Tribute Towers Exhibit and Ceremonies will be outdoors. There will be a tent in case of inclement weather for ceremonies but bring umbrella/poncho in case no social distanced seats available.

 

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