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NJ Run for the Fallen
Setember 25-28, 2014
Beginning 8:45 am Friday, September 26, 2014 from the Cape May LightHouse, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of 31 active duty military personnel will come together to embark on a 186 mile run that honors every NJ Service Member killed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and all Wars and Conflicts. Each mile is dedicated to a NJ Hero and their family. The run team will stop at each hero marker presenting a flag and personalized biography to waiting loved ones and comrades with a goal of creating a 186 mile memorial trail through NJ. Although we visibly run one mile to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run represents every service member from NJ who laid down their lives for freedoms cause.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Please join us at 6:00 pm as we join Marvin Hume at Sunset Beach for a special flag ceremony which is dedicated to all of the NJ Fallen Service Memebers. MAny families of those who gave their lives will be present for this ceremony along with the runnes and run support team. This is an emotional and touching event that we encourage everyone to attend. It is important to the families that we do not forget the sacrifice thay and their loved ones made for our country.
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Lower Township is located at the southern tip of New Jersey and has the largest year round population in Cape May County; it is home to roughly 23,000 residents. The 32 square mile Township is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay and has the best sunsets in the state along the Delaware Bay.
Lower Township community was incorporated in 1798 consists of historic towns including Cold Spring, Erma, Fishing Creek, Villas, Schellenger's Landing, North Cape May and Townbank.
The township is home to the Cape May County Airport and the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. It's rich with historic sites, including The Fishing Creek School, Naval Air Station Wildwood, Historic Cold Spring Village and the Cape May Lighthouse. Other great attractions are The Atlantus, a concrete ship from World War I which has been a beautiful landmark at Sunset Beach and the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area. (map of WMA)
Another site that provides over 300 years of Cape May County history would be the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. The church was built in 1823 but the congregation dates all the way back to 1718.
Lower Township is the site of two historic African American cemeteries. Union Bethel Civil War Veterans Cemetery contains the graves of black men and women who served in the Civil War. Mount Zion Cemetery is said to have graves of people involved in the Underground Railroad, which has been linked to this area because Harriet Tubman worked for a time at a Cape Island hotel.
Several nature trails lead visitors to various pond, coastal dune, marsh and forest habitats where wildlife can be observed in Cape May Point State Park. The park's constantly changing atmosphere is a great destination to observe the fall bird migration. Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area is another great location for bird watching. The 1035 acre area offers a unique blend of several different habitats, including dune, forest and scrub-shrub.
This is only some of the history that Lower Township has to offer. The best way to experience all of the great things in Lower Township, is to visit the area and see it for yourself!
Special Thanks to the Lower Township Chamber of Commerce and the Cape May County Department of Tourism for providing the historical information.