Both the Borough of Freehold, where our post is located, and Monmouth Post 54 turn 100 in 2019. Post 54 received its charter on August 4, 1919 and the Borough of Freehold separated from Freehold Township and elected its first mayor on September 8, 1919. At the "Olde Freehold Day" centennial celebration, the mayors of Freehold Borough and Freehold Township presented Post 54 with awards honoring the post. Mayor J. Nolan Higgins presented Commander Patrick Lawlor with a Resolution and Mayor Barbara J. McMorrow presented a Proclamation to the post for our 100 years of serving the veterans of the Freehold area. Approximately 100 townspeople watched the presentation and enthusiastically applauded after each mayor's speech. Members of the Post 54 Centennial Celebration Committee accompanied Commander Lawlor to accept the award. Members of Post 54 and Squadron 54 also cooked and served hamburgers and hot dogs to the hungry townspeople all day. It was very hot out, and hotter by the grill, but they didn't desert their post, cooking until the very end. In the evening, after Olde Freehold Day, Post 54 hosted a birthday party that was open to the public. The party featured live entertainment by "The Space Krickets," who performed classic rock and country music, and a buffet feast that was catered by members of the Unit 54 Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone had a day and night to remember that will be talked about for years to come.. A highlight of the evening was the singing of Happy Birthday Post 54 and the cake cutting.