The Borough of Merchantville and Merchantville Legion Post 68 will host a Memorial Day Service and Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Legion Post 68 is working with the Borough the Borough, the Taskforce, the Travis Manion Foundation and Philadelphia Team RWB to build a Veterans Memorial walkway in Wellwood Park. The walkway will be constructed with engraved bricks that can be purchased to honor those veterans in your life. The groundbreaking will take place on Memorial Day in the park, directly following our annual Memorial Day service. The brick walkway will link our WW1 monument with monuments honoring Veterans of all wars located several yards adjacent to one another. All are welcome to attend. Please be advised of masks and social distancing requirements. Engraved 4" x 8" bricks are $50 each and engraved 8" x 8" bricks are $100 each. Armed Forces emblems are only available on the larger bricks due to size constraints. Brick requests can be found on the F. W. Grigg Post 68 website and under the "forms" tab. For questions please call John Brouse at 856-304-1501. Thank you all for your tremendous support.
During the Council meeting on Monday, November 11th, Mayor Brennan and Council extended their thanks to the Borough employees who have served our Country. Kevin Patti - Fire Chief of the Merchantville Fire Department, John Queen - Merchantville Police Patrolman and Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer, and Steven Morrone Jr. - Merchantville Police Patrolman were honored with commemorative plaques during the Veterans Day meeting. Other items for discussion during the regular meeting included an updates on Police Collective Bargaining, the Redevelopment area, the status of Gold Medal Environmental and the Community Center.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization. Veterans Day is to honor living veterans. Often those veterans in nursing homes are forgotten. For the past several years, F.W. Grigg Post 68 members have visited local nursing homes on Veterans Day so those veterans aren’t forgotten. Post members are committed to mentoring youth, sponsorship of wholesome community programs, advocating for patriotism, promoting strong national security and devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. The Camden County Board of Freeholders and Veteran's Advisory Board will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony this Sunday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Island in Cooper River Park on N. Park Drive.