Director Julie Acton announced that during the August 3 Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting they and Veterans Administrator Joseph Hannagan recognized Beatrice Coleman as the county’s oldest Female War Veteran.
Beatrice served in the US Army WAC during WWII in 1943-1945 as S/N-A805 912 T/F. Ms. Coleman was formally honored and presented a Board of Chosen Freeholders Certificate.
Director Julie Acton stated, “Every year it is a great honor to present these certificates to our Oldest Armed Forces Veteran’s. We want our veterans to know we are grateful for their service, and it is particularly special to have the opportunity to honor someone who served 73 years ago in World War II. Every individual has a story and I am glad we were able to honor Mrs. Coleman for heroism in our country’s history.”
“We are so proud to honor one of our citizens who volunteered and answered the call in our country’s time of need to serve in our US Military,” stated Veterans Administrator, Joseph Hannagan.