On Saturday, April 27, the Township of Brick honored the 18 township men who lost their lives while serving our country in the Armed Forces at the Fallen Heroes Ceremony at Windward Beach Park.
“From the Civil War to Iraq, the young men of Brick Township have answered the call when our nation needed them,” said Mayor John G. Ducey. “Unfortunately, 18 sons of Brick never came home. They made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. These banners are an opportunity to pay tribute to these heroes.”
Memorial banners for each of the 18 heroes were unveiled after the ceremony which took place at Heroes Circle, a monument dedicated to those lost during 9/11. “Heroes Circle has become our community’s spot of solemn remembrance and reflection and as such, we thought it was the most fitting place to honor these heroes,” said Council Vice President Lisa Crate.
Council Vice President Crate serves as the Council’s liaison to the Veterans Advisory Board and she worked with veterans to develop the Fallen Heroes banners and ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendants walked up to the entrance of Windward Beach for the unveiling of the banners which will be hung on the light posts along Princeton Avenue.
The Fallen Heroes Ceremony featured the Brick Memorial Honor Choir, Police and Veterans Color Guards and remembrances for the 18 men.