The Home Front – A Different Kind of War

Programs by local experts are great ways to acquire information. A favorite tip of mine is to take a topic and look at it differently–to write about a dfiferent aspect. One example is the talk, “The Home Front: Matawan During World War II” being held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Traditionally, Veterans’ Day programs cover an individual soldier, a unit, or a particular battle or conflict. The focus of the presentation will be what “Total War” was like for those who were left behind in town when others went off to fight in distant parts of the world, to defend our way of life. All residents were involved in different ways.

The Home Front: Matawan During World War II

Presented by Al Savolaine
Matawan Town Historian and the
Commander of American Legion Post 176.

Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 PM.
At the Woman’s Club of Matawan
199 Jackson Street, Matawan New Jersey

Refreshments will be provided after the program
(No admission fee; donations gratefully accepted.)

And in the tradition of Armistice Day, later Veteran’s Day, at the 11th hour of the 11th month,
the American Legion Matawan Post 176 and the Matawan Historical Society will hold a memorial service to honor veterans.

Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00 A.M.
At Rose Hill Cemetery, 
Ravine Drive, Matawan NJ
All are welcome

One event feeds the mind, the other the soul. As writer’s we need both.

To all who served on the frontlines, thank you for your service.

~Till next time. Helen


2015 Rose Hill Cemetery Tour

History Comes Alive in Matawan At
Rose Hill Cemetery

— Called by some the
most haunted cemetery in
New Jersey.

Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 PM

 Join Local historian Al Savolaine of the Matawan Historical Society and the Rose Hill Board at the  annual guided walking tour of Matawan’s Rose Hill Cemetery.
 Where:   Rose Hill Cemetery, Ravine Drive, near the intersection of Ravine and Middlesex Road. (Parking in cemetery & in the school lot across street)
$10 per adult; $5 for children over available at event;  All proceeds from the tours will go to the preservation of the Rose Hill Cemetery.

It’s a fun, interesting time with a knowledgeable guide. Among the tales told on other tours 

  • Ghost Sightings
  • The GREAT Matawan fire of 1901
  • 1896 gruesome murder;
  • Tragic 1916 shark attack victims;
  • Strange death at the Matawan House Hote
  • Funeral attended by two US presidents
  • 1918 Morgan explosion 
  • Civil War casualties, WWI heroes

Event Sponsored by the Matawan Historical Society and Rose Hill Cemetery
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