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New Banners Honor Sacrifices Of Local Hometown Heroes

in Toms River Events/Toms River News

Washington Street now has a new sight to behold, with a display of eight banners honoring the community’s hometown heroes.

The inaugural series honors Toms River’s fallen and missing service members with banners hung high on street poles on both sides of the street. Each display features the veteran’s name, photo, branch of service, and circumstances leading to their hometown hero designation.

Toms River spokesperson Art Gallagher said that Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill and Business Administrator Lou Amoruso entrusted him with the task in July of identifying bios and photos of local veterans who had been killed in action or who were missing in action.

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