Closing Remarks
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

"There is a tendency to forget about the veterans and sometimes people need to be reminded of their sacrifices...

That's the purpose of Veterans Day - to honor all military veterans.
Thank you veterans - for your model citizenship."

Program Mission

POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support's main mission by bringing daily reminders of the POW/MIA issue to cities and towns big and small across the nation. A POW/MIA chair in any location is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them...

Rep. Lance:

Let Us All Recall Those Who Answered the Call Of Service   
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7)

Published on May 25, 2017


Rolling Thunder National has been, and continues to be, a steady friend in their unwavering support to, for, and with, Montgomery Township

and it's many Veteran Initiatives.

The POW/MIA FLAG accompanies the AMERICAN FLAG and in Montgomery, has flown year round since the opening of the Montgomery Veterans Memorial on 11.11.11

We salute our Steady Friend and embrace

the working relationship ahead

and all that that entails...

February 2017

Montgomery High School Veterans Appreciation Game

Hosted by MHS Cougar Basketball Coaches & Team

Lincoln Lives in Montgomery

The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect the future Veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action. 

Rolling Thunder is committed to helping American Veterans from all wars. 

Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA Issue that we are working on.

RTN Member Gus Dante

Today, much like the relationship between Montgomery Township and Rolling Thunder, the Lincoln Tree Seedling continues to grow and flourish. 

POW / MIA Chair of Honor Program

December 2017


Montgomery High School


Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National

P.O. Box 216 Neshanic Station, NJ 08853 

September 2017

Montgomery Purple Heart Ceremony

Hosted by Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee


Veterans Day 2016

Rolling Thunder's National Secretary Elaine Martin and member Joe Kotch walked the attendees through the Missing Man Ceremony - 

      A round table set for one.

  • The lone seat symbolizes the isolated prisoner
  • The white table cloth symbolizes the missing service member's purity in motive in serving their country
  • The red rose in a vase recalls the life of each missing soldier
  • The ribbon-be-decked vase speaks to the continued determination to find the missing service member
  • The lemon is symbolic of the bitter fate of the prisoner of war
  • The salt is for the tears of the families that wait for their soldiers return .

Rolling Thunder Inc. has been working on this worthwhile project placing POW/MIA Chairs of Honor across our country. 

In New Jersey, they have had dedications at the Trenton State House, Princeton University Stadium, Rutgers University Stadium, and many township municipalities....


Tom D’Alessio of Rolling Thunder, Inc., and Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire pull the wraps off the POW/MIA Chair of Honor at Montgomery Veterans Park.


In celebration of the upcoming 5th year anniversary of the Montgomery Veterans Memorial – a Honeylocust Tree Seedling - a descendant from the  ‘Abraham Lincoln Witness Tree’ - a tree still standing today in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that was present during President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - was planted on Veterans Day.




RTN Member Gus Dante, Keynote Speaker, would also help plant the seedling with the community at the conclusion of the ceremony.

From the Veterans Memorial Dedication on 11.11.11 - to Veterans Day 11.11.17 -

Rolling Thunder National has been there for Montgomery Township.

"There were 73,515 military personnel who did not come home at the end of  WW II, and there were 7,841 more who did not return after the Korean War. There are still 1,618 military members who have not been accounted for at the end of the Vietnam War. 

With that in mind, Mr. Caliguire said, the mission of Rolling Thunder is to ensure that Americans do not forget the sacrifices of those service members who are missing and that they will be accounted for...".

Montgomery High School pays tribute to its own hero
By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2018




Staff photo by Lea Kahn

November 2017

Veterans Day

RTN Member Joe Kotch

Ashley Henderson Huff: Her passion shaped her future
By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2018

March 2017

Montgomery Veterans Clinic

Hosted by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker