This remembrance for Memorial Day is posted every year …
Their faces are the faces at the core of a close-knit community.
They were neighbors, dads, and just plain friendly faces around the Rumson-Fair Haven area towns. They were also veterans.
They served. They fought for freedom in World War II and the Korean War.
They lived their lives with hometown pride, honor and respect. They were founding fathers, friends. They were cornerstones of the sense of community that is the Rumson-Fair Haven area.
The gift of their legacies bears no upscale real estate market value. They passed along a love of country and community that is priceless.
Thank you, in a Memorial Day ode, to the veterans of the area who have passed. You are cherished, honored.
Take a look at some of their faces and remember. Thank you to those vets who are still with us.
— Elaine Van Develde
— Photos, courtesy of families of the Rumson-Fair Haven area.