PENNSAUKEN TWP., N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A memorial to honor fallen heroes is being set up at Veterans Island in Cooper River Park.
“Remembering Our Fallen” is a traveling memorial honoring the women and men of the U.S. military who were killed in the conflicts that have followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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The temporary installment will display military and personal photographs of fallen heroes from Camden County.
Freeholder Melinda Kane says we must never forget the sacrifices made.
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“Within Camden County, we work very hard to make sure that all of our veterans and their families understand our gratitude for their service, and this is an extension of that,” she said.
Kane is a Gold Star mother. Her son, Jeremy, died in January 2010 at the age of 22 in a bomb attack in Afghanistan.
“Our life shifted 19 years ago, and it continues to shift. But we never want to forget what happened in our nation’s history.”
The memorial will be on display for one week.
Kane says it will be under 24-hour surveillance to prevent the sort of vandalism that happened in Bucks County, Pa. The fountain at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Township, was filled with dish-washing detergent, which Kane said was heartbreaking to see.