Monmouth County News Briefs, June 2

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The Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel will reopen on June 10 after being closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hours of operation will be Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online and are on sale now. While visiting the museum, guests are also welcome to visit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, located onsite and open 24 hours a day.

The Vietnam Era Museum is the first Vietnam War museum of its kind in the United States, according to a press release.

Dedicated in September 1998, the museum provides political, cultural and historical context for the adjacent New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. It helps visitors gain an understanding of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the surrounding political strife in America, as well as its lasting impact on American culture, with an emphasis on experiences in New Jersey.

The museum is operated by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, the first and only organization in the country dedicated to honoring Vietnam veterans with a memorial, a museum and an educational center, according to the press release.

A mask is required for all visitors inside the museum. For more information, visit

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