Governor-Elect Murphy Honors Veterans in Wildwood

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WILDWOOD, N.J. -

With Phil Murphy officially taking his seat as New Jersey's 56th governor on Tuesday, January 16th, the governor-elect set out this weekend to celebrate in communities throughout the state including here in South Jersey.

As part of a variety of inaugural events hosted throughout the weekend, Murphy took at trip down to Wildwood, on Sunday, January 14th, for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Wildwood Vietnam Memorial Wall.

He came here to say that and we believe that's what he's going to do.

The Democrat joined with local veterans and members of the community for the ceremony to honor all of New Jersey's heroes and to let them know that they have not been forgotten.

"Our new governor, this coming week, has chosen to come to Wildwood once again to honor our Vietnam wall and the veterans throughout this area and the state," said Ernie Troiano Jr., mayor of Wildwood, "and to let us know that the veterans are no longer going to be put on the back burner — that the Veterans Affairs will be top priority.

"He came here to say that and we believe that's what he's going to do."

Murphy is set to take the oath of office along with his running, Shelia Oliver, tomorrow at the War Memorial in Trenton.

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