Victory Garden @ Camp Salute



Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 NJ donates the POW-MIA Chair of Honor to the People For People Foundation and the Camp Salute Community

CLAYTON, NJ—On Saturday, November 9, 2019 the Rolling Thunder® Inc. Chapter 5 NJ non-profit organization,  presented the Rolling Thunder POW-MIA Chair of Honor specifically designed for the Victory Garden at the Camp Salute Affordable Housing Community in Clayton, NJ.

According to the Rolling Thunder website, The Rolling Thunder® Inc. National POW-MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support Rolling Thunder’s main mission by bringing daily reminders of the POW-MIA issue to cities and towns, big and small, across the nation.

The website states that A POW-MIA chair in any location is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them.

The Rolling Thunder® Inc. Chapter 5 NJ will be represented by Chair, Christian Petermann and Secretary, Julia Petermann. They will present the POW-MIA chair to the People for People Foundation. The People for People Foundation manages Camp Salute which is one of the first veteran preference communities in the state of New Jersey.

Petermann states, “Last year I was introduced to the People for People Foundation and the wonderful work they are doing for veterans throughout South Jersey. Their mission fits right in line with Rolling Thunder’s mission.”

Bernadette Blackstock, President and CEO for the People for People Foundation, states, “In an effort to honor all veterans and specifically POW-MIAs, Rolling Thunder® Inc. Chapter 5 NJ and People for People will start off the Veterans Day weekend ceremonies by hosting host veterans from around the region to join them for this special dedication.”

Bernadette states, “We are so excited to be recognized by the Rolling Thunder organization. Collectively, our mission are in line to address the needs of veterans and provide support to their families. On behalf of the veterans we serve here at the Veterans Center at Camp Salute, I thank the Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 NJ for their generous donation and for the Petermanns who initiated this project.”




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