Thursday, November 4th, 2010

A photo exhibit honoring Morris County veterans will be on display through November at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave., in Whippany.

The exhibit, prepared by the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans, includes among other things, photographs that were taken by veterans themselves who served our nation during various conflicts.

Also featured are pictures loaned to the exhibit by the families of John Wroblewski, Christopher Cosgrove and Ryan Doltz, three Morris County soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq.

“The pictures that the families have graciously donated depict their sons in childhood, before the service and during the war,” said Charles Jurgensen, Morris County Veterans Service Officer. “All of the photos show respect to the individuals and their families, and our division is honored to be able to present these three young men in such a manner.”

The families have also loaned to the exhibit items sent to them anonymously from across the country from people who wanted the families to know that their sons will not be forgotten, Jurgensen said.

Korean War photos, pictures of the county’s Distinguished Military Service Award ceremonies and oil paintings of destroyers and various war events are also on display, as is a South Vietnamese flag given to a veteran by a member of the South Vietnamese army.

According to Jurgensen, the flag was signed by South Vietnamese troops and presented to the U.S. veteran in appreciation of his fighting side by side with them during the Vietnam War.

The Morris County Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m. The library will be closed Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving,
Nov. 25.