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Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day: Lest We Forget

Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, will be co-sponsored by New Jersey Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution at Brookdale on Friday, June 6, at 10 AM in the Warner Student Life Center.

The program will include:

10AM – Displays and exhibits provided by the 102nd Armored Cavalry Association, Info-Age Science Learning Center, and military memorabilia collector John Egger.

10:30 AM – Entrance of official party, followed by the presentation of Colors by the Marine Academy of Science & Technology and the NJROTC Color Guard; Masters of Ceremonies Co-Directors of the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution Dr. David Bassano and Dr. Ashley Zampogna-Krug.

10:45 AM – Pledge of Allegiance, with the Hon. John Curley, Monmouth County Freeholder, followed by the national anthem performed by “Down Melody Lane.”

10:50 AM – Invocation, with the Rev. Milton Holmes, WWII veteran.

11 AM – Welcome, with NJ Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County, followed by opening remarks from Dr. Maureen Murphy, President, Brookdale Community College.

11:10 AM – Guest speaker: Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, Adjutant General, NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs.

11:30 AM – Introduction of honorees and WW II veterans of the Normandy campaign, with Assemblywoman Handlin and President Murphy.

11:50 AM- Closing remarks, with Paul Zigo, Associate Professor of History, Founder and Former Director of the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution.

11:55 AM – “God Bless America” performed by “Down Melody Lane.”

12 PM – Reception sponsored by the Estate of Arthur E. Jurman, distinguished veteran of the European Theater.

The Commemoration is free and open to all. For additional information, contact Dr. David Bassano at 732-224-2410 or e-mail


Friday, June 6, 2014 10:00 am
Friday, June 6, 2014 1:00 pm
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