ROLLING THUNDER NATIONAL
Montgomery Purple Heart Ceremony
Hosted by Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee
By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 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.
Lincoln Lives in Montgomery
POW / MIA Chair of Honor Program
Let Us All Recall Those Who Answered the Call Of Service
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
Published on May 25, 2017
From the Veterans Memorial Dedication on 11.11.11 - to Veterans Day 11.11.17 -
Rolling Thunder National has been there for Montgomery Township.
RTN Member Joe Kotch
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"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...".
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
A STEADY FRIEND
Montgomery Veterans Clinic
Hosted by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
Montgomery High School Veterans Appreciation Game
Hosted by MHS Cougar Basketball Coaches & Team
Today, much like the relationship between Montgomery Township and Rolling Thunder, the Lincoln Tree Seedling continues to grow and flourish.
Street Dedication - TBA
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
ROLLING THUNDER NATIONAL
RTN Member Gus Dante, Keynote Speaker, would also help plant the seedling with the community at the conclusion of the ceremony.
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....
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."
POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support POWMIAChairofHonor.org'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...
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.
POW/MIA CHAIR OF HONOR DEDICATION
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.
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.
Staff photo by Lea Kahn
Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National
P.O. Box 216 Neshanic Station, NJ 08853
We salute our Steady Friend and embrace
the working relationship ahead
and all that that entails...