Photo by Joseph Evangelista
Veterans are invited to visit the World War II Lookout Tower, also known as Fire Control Tower No. 23, located on Sunset Boulevard, Lower Township, on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, and will be offered free admission during regular hours from 12 to 3 p.m. The World War II Lookout Tower was used for spotting enemy ships during World War II and aiming guns for nearby coastal artillery fortifications. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) restored the Tower in 2008-09 and opened it to the public in April 2009. Family members can honor loved ones through memorial plaques mounted permanently at the Tower. An All Veterans Memorial was dedicated at the Tower on May 19, 2012 and is open throughout the year for quiet contemplation. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually at the Tower in May. Shown here is the celebration that was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The Friends of the World War II Tower is an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 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. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at www.capemaymac.org.