Last week, Congressman Thomas MacArthur (R- NJ CD-3) Councilwoman Laurie Huryk (D) and Councilman Mo Hill (R) attended the 33rd Annual Normandy Beach 4th of July Flag Raising Ceremony.
Corporal Stanley Matejkowski, 89, of Seaside Heights was chosen to raise the flag. Matejkowski is a veteran of the World War II battle of Iwo Jima. Several hundred were in attendance.
While the event marked a celebration of American freedom and independence, it also marked the continuation of a wave of bipartisan support in Toms River Township during a time when most of the country has been sharply divided across party lines.