On September 5, The POW/MIA/PTSD Ascension Bell Tower was was unveiled at the All Veterans Memorial in Budd Lake, NJ. The All Veterans Memorial committee hosted a volunteer appreciation awards ceremony and dedication.
(L-R) Art, Charlene & NJ State Police Trooper is Colonel Patrick Callahan.
There were many different military groups from around the area in the audience of mainly Vietnam veterans. Gunny Monaco, Art and Char Bowie and Keith Butler attended representing the Slattery Detachment. The program was very touching and to the point. Rolling Thunder and the NJ Legion Riders were there in force A bagpipe homely was played just before the Bell Tower blessing and unveiling with a rifle salute after. The TAPS and retiring of the POW/MIA flags. All in all a very nice honorable afternoon.
If you want to see it get out to Budd Lake or if you want more information on it visit www.allveteransmemorial.org.