For Immediate Release
October 15, 2020
MIDDLETOWN, NJ — The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a fallen soldier commemorative street sign dedication ceremony at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 17th in memory of Albert Buchhop who served in the US Navy in World War II.
The ceremony, conducted by the Veterans Affairs Committee, will be held at the intersection of Buchhop Lane and West Front Street (Hiddenwell Estates). The service will include a color guard and the playing of Taps. Mayor Tony Perry and Middletown Township Committee members will also be attending.
The veteran’s family, neighbors residing on the street to be dedicated and the general public are invited to attend.
As part of the Township's Fallen Veterans Commemorative Street Sign Program, more than 50 signs have been added township-wide to pay tribute to Middletown veterans who were killed in action from World War I to present. 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. The program is managed by the all-volunteer Veterans Affairs Committee with support from the Public Works Department.
Other memorial/monument heritage sites around Middletown include the World War I Memorial located on Church Street near Campbell Avenue in Belford, the World War II Memorial located on Leonardville Road at Croydon Hall, the Korean War Memorial on Wilson Avenue, and the Vietnam Veterans Monument on Harkins Drive off Palmer Avenue.
As part of the Honorary Veterans Parking Program, the Township has also designated parking spaces for veterans at Town Hall, the Middletown Township Public Library, and Poricy Park.