County Officials To Honor Vets This Veterans Day

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

NORTHFIELD, N.J. — Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson along with the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board will recognize 19 U.S. military veterans and current residents of Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their sacrifice and service to our country at a Veterans Day Program on Thursday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.

The program will be held, weather permitting, in the outside courtyard behind the facility located at 235 Dolphin Avenue in Northfield. There is no rain date.

Honorees represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard. The ceremony will include the presentation of certificates, color guard, patriotic songs and readings, and light refreshments. Family members have been invited to attend.

County residents can honor veterans by visiting the Atlantic County Veterans Museum this Veterans Day.

The museum will be open to visitors on Thursday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in observance of Veterans Day. Visitors will receive a self-guided tour booklet. Face masks are required and social distancing is observed. Groups of six or more should call ahead for an appointment.

The museum includes military artifacts and personal donations from the Revolutionary War through modern day, most of which has been collected from Atlantic County veterans and their families.

The Atlantic County Veterans Museum is located at 189 Route 50 South, Estell Manor, in the historic Daniel Estell House, adjacent to the Atlantic County Park and the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery.

The building is the former home of Rebecca Estell Bourgeois Winston, the first mayor of Estell Manor and the first female mayor in New Jersey. It was built in 1832 by Winston’s grandfather and remodeled in the 1920s to Colonial Revival style. Atlantic County purchased the house in 1993 and recently rehabilitated it to provide a museum to serve as a tribute to our local veterans and honor their contributions to our nation’s history. The museum opened to the public in 2017

To learn more about the museum or to schedule a group tour, please call (609) 909-7305.

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