Wounded Warrior Day were privileged to be able to show our gratitude and support to the wounded veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and WW II. The town folk of Jackson dotted the three mile route from the Jackson Justice Center to the Central Jersey Gun Club displaying their support and thanks to the Wounded Warriors’. Jackson Police, Fire and EMS led the procession that included active Army and Marine service personal along with over fifty riders from numerous motorcycle groups.

The day of activities at the gun club was kicked off by the Jackson High School band, followed by a brief ceremony that highlighted the wounded veterans. In addition, ninety year old Marvin Hume from Cape May who has been honoring fallen veterans for the last thirty six years with a nightly flag ceremony was honored and recognized for his work. As I spoke with him, his wife saw my shirt and mentioned remembering the WWR’s visit to Sunset Beach in August. If you never met Marvin, please check out the following video. http://www.comcast.net/video/honoring-fallen-vets/1536192981/

The mayor of Jackson thanked all who participated and was pleased at the large turnout and is starting to plan for next year already!