Courtesy U.S. Air Force


Stockton University Atlantic City will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 that ended World War I at11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Academic Center in Atlantic City. The public is invited to attend the remembrance ceremony .

The event will be held in the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room, will include a posting of the colors by the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, performance by the Stockton Show Choir, reading of the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” and guest speakers.

The keynote speaker will be Colonel Bradford R. Everman, Commander of the 177th Fighter Wing. Everman is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including contingency and combat sorties in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following the remembrance ceremony, attendees will be invited to walk to O’Donnell Park for a guided tour inside the World War I Memorial. The memorial houses the “Liberty in Distress” sculpture, created in memory of city residents who served in the war.

Limited parking is available at the Stockton Atlantic City Academic Center. Cost is $7 for the first two hours and $3 for each additional hour.


American Legion Post 469 of Longport will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at noon Sunday, Nov. 11 at Thomas B. Reed Park, 28th and Ventnor avenues, at the foot of the Longport Bridge. The event includes posting of colors, comments from local public officials and a gun salute. Public is encouraged to attend this brief but meaningful ceremony.


Although the Ventnor VFW did not enough veterans available to put on a service this year, members of the Greater Absecon Island VFW Post 215 on Dorset Avenue attended a Veteran Day assembly at the Ventnor Educational Community Complex on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Veterans distributed Buddy Poppies to approximately 400 students and staff. During the assembly, students view an interview with the widow of Major Brent Taylor who was killed in Afghanistan last week.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.