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Interview with a Veteran – My Dad [AUDIO]

Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media

Our Nation Honors Her Sons and Daughters Who Answered The Call To Defend A Country They Never Knew And A People They Never Met ~ Korean War Memorial


Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day to remember and honor those who have served our country. We hope that today you will be able to thank someone in your life that has helped protect our nation. I sat down with my Dad, who served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955, and he shared some “Navy” stories. Including time during the Korean War. (Pictured is my Dad and his Brother – Who served in the United States Army during World War II) Click below to listen to his interview and hear his thoughts on this Veteran’s Day ……


Veteran’s Day Events …….

On Wednesday, November 11 at 12:00 noon, a Salute to Veterans will be held outside at the Ocean County College Veterans Memorial on the Main Campus Mall, College Drive, Toms River. A reception will immediately follow in the College’s Library Tower Room. (Note: In the event of rain, all activities will remain at the Memorial.) The program will feature guest speaker Capt. Christopher Bergen, USN, Deputy Commander, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Lakehurst; color guard from the United States Marine Corps League, Attachment 796, Toms River; Ocean County College Concert Band; rifle squad salute by the American Legion Post 129, Toms River; and “Taps” will be played by bugler Frank Richetti, United States Marine Corps League. For information on the Main Campus Salute to Veterans, call the Ocean County College Office of College Relations at 732-255-0400, ext. 2380.

On Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m., a Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at OCC’s Southern Education Center (SEC), 195 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin. The program will feature keynote speaker Lance Corporal Audrey Kobliska, USMC, VA Peer Support Specialist; vocalist Elizabeth Weidenhof, OCC Class of 2015; and the Southern Regional High School R.O.T.C. Drill Team. Light refreshments will be served. For information on the SEC Veterans Day Ceremony, call the Ocean County College Southern Education Center at 609-978-2077 or 609.978.2077

On Wednesday, November 11th a crowd of 800+ including veterans and their families from across NJ will attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel. Special Guests include Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Keynote Speaker Chris McGowan, faculty member at the United States Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies.

The Annual Toms River Township Veteran’s Day Parade steps off at 9:30 am 11/11 on Main Street as We Honor Our Local Veteran’s  ….

Check for more Veteran’s Day events and services …..

We here at 92.7 WOBM want to say thank you to our enlisted men and women, and their families, in Ocean County who sacrifice so much for all of us all year long. We’re supporting “Townsquare Cares for Military Families.” Here’s how you can help: Townsquare Cares is a non-profit organization that betters the lives of troops and their families 24/7, 365 days a year. We all owe our deepest gratitude to these people. 92.7 WOBM is making that easy for you to do.


My brother Brian is currently serving active duty in the United States Army ….. lets remember also our soldiers currently serving ….. Tell us about the “Veterans” in your life and lets give them a salute this Veteran’s Day!


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