A local post office has a new name that honors a local veteran — just in time for Veterans Day.
On Thursday, November 8th, state and local officials joined representatives from the United State Postal Services for a special ceremony to officially rename the Mullica Hill Post Office building.
Back in March, a bill sponsored by Congressman Frank LoBiondo was signed to officially rename the postal facility in honor of Second Lieutenant James C. "Billy" Johnson who was killed in action on October 22, 1944, in Italy.
During the ceremony, a member of Johnson's family presented a poem written as a way to thank the community for keeping his memory alive.
"This honor that has been bestowed in his name affords no fortune or fame, it means that James Billy Johnson is no longer far away," said Barbara Bundy, family member. "James 'Billy' Johnson is finally home to stay."
During today's renaming ceremony, officials unveiled a plaque that will be displayed at the Mullica Hill Post Office.