The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee held a new round of dedication ceremonies on June 11 to mark installation of the commemorative street signs that honor fallen veterans. The veterans’ families, friends, and neighbors were invited to attend. The ceremonies included a color guard and the playing of taps.
More than 50 signs are being added to streets township-wide throughout Middletown to honor our fallen veterans killed in action from World War II to present. The Veterans Affairs Committee plans to hold ceremonies at all sign locations. The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served, and a gold star representing the Gold Star mother and family. Please call (732) 787-8510 for more information.
The dedications on June 11 included:
McDonald Court – Named in memory of William McDonald, who was killed in action in World War II. To access the road, take Chapel Hill Road to Sleepy Hollow Road to McDonald Court.
Southall Lane – Named in memory of Harry O. Southall, who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Oak Hill Road, between Johnny Court and Princeton Street.
Wilson Place – Named in memory of Charles W. Wilson, who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Navesink River Road, between Route 35 and Roosevelt Circle.
Carmello Court – Named in memory of Joseph Carmello, who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Joseph Drive, located between Woodland Drive and Neville Drive in the Lincroft section.