BERKELEY TOWNSHIP-After over a decade of non-stop wars have created a whole new generation of combat and disabled veterans, the mayor and council in this small Jersey Shore town wanted to show their apprecation for those heroes living in and around their community.
It’s customary in most towns that the township desingates prime parking spots to members of the township government, but for Berkeley Township Councilman James J. Byrnes, a Vietnam Veteran who was awarded a bronze star and purple heart, and Mayor Carmen Amato, they felt veterans are more deserving.
“Berkeley Township is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the state. The Township forefathers sought fit to honor our veterans with the naming of Veterans Boulevard and Veterans Park.” Said Mayor Amato
“Our Town Hall is extremely busy during the day where parking is always at a premium. These dedicated spaces are our way to say thank you for your service to our Country. ” Mayor Amato said.