The Bennet's Island Historical Marker was unveiled by Mayor Brad Cohen and Mayor Sam Joshi of Edison township in a beautiful ceremony recently.
"In 1972, while researching a colonial-era house located near Bennet’s island, Ann Alvarez, of the East Brunswick Historical Society, came upon information about a revolutionary war battle that had occurred on the island." - Manny Alvarez reflected. The island existing between what is now called East Brunswick and Edison - had been virtually forgotten - long since changed by the Middlesex County landfill.
“Kudos to Ann Alvarez from the EB Historical Society for uncovering this forgotten piece of American History. This true story of our role in helping achieve our nation’s independence resonates with everyone who roots for the underdog. Thank you to Edison township for working together with our township to help place the marker and celebrate its unveiling.” - Mayor Brad Cohen, said.
Mayor Brad Cohen and Mayor Sam Joshi unveil the Historical Bennet’s Island marker
Mayor Brad Cohen reads the Historical Bennet’s Island marker
Sons of the American Revolution, Mayor Brad Cohen, Mary Kathleen Nielson & Mayor Sam Joshi
Daughters of the American Revolution , Mayor Brad Cohen, Mary Kathleen Nielson sings the “Star Spangled Banner” & Mayor Sam Joshi
Ann Alvarez & Mayor Cohen
[Photo credit - EB Township | Dee Brown, photographer]