Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

In recognition of Veterans Day this month, the Morris County Office of Veterans Services, the Morris County Library, and the Morris County Dept. of Planning & Public Works have unveiled the “Veterans’ November” presentation.


Part of Vietnam War Presentation at the Morris County Library

The month-long display focuses on the Vietnam War. A Wall listing the names of the 67 soldiers and sailors from Morris County — all of whom are listed on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. — has been recreated in the gallery of the county library.

In addition, other details of interest regarding the war and Morris County’s connection to it, are displayed.

“The men and women who served their country in Vietnam during a very difficult period in our country’s history, and who did not always come home to a warm return welcome, and those who gave their lives in that foreign encounter, deserve to be honored,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.

“I ask county residents to take time to visit this display, and remember the names of those who did not return to their families and their communities.’’

Holiday Greeting Card from Saigon, 1966

Holiday Greeting Card from Saigon, 1966

“The veterans department of the County of Morris is proud to be associated with this terrific presentation, which honors our veterans and their families,’’ said Charles Jurgensen, Morris County Veterans Affairs Officer.

“We adhere to President Lincoln’s words after the Civil War concerning those soldiers who fought the battle: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.’’

The Vietnam Wall: Within Living Memory

Vietnam Wall

Portion of Wall of Honor at County Library

Fifty years have passed since U.S. ground troops arrived in Vietnam. Featured in this commemoration at the Morris County Library are the names of sixty-seven Morris County soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in Vietnam, with their corresponding Line and Panel numbers from “The Wall” memorial in Washington, DC.

The story of a Vietnam “War Dog” is displayed.

Visitors may leave messages of appreciation to all Vietnam War veterans in the guest book.

Additionally, Morris County Distinguished Service Medal applications are available.

The Morris County Library is located at 30 E. Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ.

Monday –Thursday 9am to 9pm.
Friday-Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

The display will remain in the library throughout November, 2015.

“Heroism is latent in every human soul… However humble or unknown, they the veterans have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all self-denials; privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself—For some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.”

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain