Armed Forces Day Ceremony at World War II Tower Saturday Cancelled Due to Weather Forecast

CAPE MAY – Ceremonies scheduled for Armed Forces Day this Saturday, May 21, sponsored by The Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), have been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecast.

Some parts of the program that pay homage to local veterans will take place instead as part of the Friends of the World War II Tower meeting on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m. at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave.

The public is invited to join the Friends of the World War II Tower for this program – “Inside the Cold War” – that will explore the Cold War with local Cold Warriors, emphasizing intelligence and espionage activities. Presenters will include Jeff Elliott, Dr. Robert Heinly, Ralph Serena and others. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5. Admission is free for members of the World War II Tower Friends group. For more information: Contact Dr. Robert E. Heinly at (609) 224-6032 or rheinly@capemaymac.org

The World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township near Cape May Point, N.J. It pays tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom, and stands as a reminder of the Cape May area’s important role during the war years. The World War II Lookout Tower is part of the large coastal defense system known as Fort Miles that extends into Delaware and protected the entrance to the Delaware Bay during World War II. In March 2009, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) successfully completed the restoration of the World War II Lookout Tower, historically known as Fire Control Tower No. 23, and opened the wartime landmark to the public. Family members can honor loved ones through memorial plaques mounted permanently at the site. An All Veterans Memorial was dedicated at the Tower on May 19, 2012 and is open throughout the year for quiet contemplation. Armed Services Day is celebrated annually at the Tower.

The Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower, an affinity group of MAC, is comprised of concerned citizens, families and veterans who seek to foster a greater understating and appreciation of not only Cape May’s important role in World War II, but also of the traits of patriotism, loyalty and self-sacrifice so evident in the people of these war years. MAC and “Friends” membership is open to all. If you are interested in becoming a “Friends” member, contact Dr. Robert Heinly, Tower Friends Coordinator, at (609) 884-5404 ext. 1-134.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all.

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