CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and area veterans will gather at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30 in the Field of Honor section at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton to hold the County’s annual Memorial Day observance.

Hughes will deliver opening remarks at the observance to pay tribute to deceased American military members, which has been organized by the County Department of Veteran Services and the Mercer County Veterans Council. Colonel Robert Watson (ret.) of the United States Army, a former commander of the Army National Guard’s 254th Regiment of Sea Girt, N.J. and former chief of Plans and Operations of Fort Dix military base, will deliver the keynote address.

The ceremony to salute the men and women from Mercer County who have given their lives in service to their fellow Americans also includes other tributes. Following the keynote address, Hughes, Col. Watson, and U.S. Naval Reserve Captain Stanley J. Winowicz will lay a wreath in the Field of Honor, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 491 will fire a 21-gun salute, and the sounding of “Taps” will be played by U.S. Army 1st Sergeant Richard Pinter (ret.)

WHAT:  Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, County Department of Veteran Services, and area veterans to hold Memorial Day remembrance ceremony with keynote speaker Col. Robert Watson.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Sunday, May 30, 2010

WHERE: Field of Honor (veterans section), Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton.