The Galloway Patriot newspaper prized Civil War cannon, the “Jaime Lee” which was built primarily for use at military funerals by our Military Funeral Honor Guard, “Last Salute“, is also used to honor the military and veterans at special events.
Most often, the Jaime Lee is fired by an attending dignitary or special guest. We would like to thank all those who have fired the Jaime Lee in honor of those who have served, sacrificed and preserved our freedom.
Below are just a few of the many who have fired the “Jaime Lee” to honor our nation’s military and veterans:
Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams the last surviving MOH recipient from the battle of Iwo Jima
Medal of Honor recipient Robert Patterson
Congressman and Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Intelligence, Frank Lobiondo
Galloway Police Chief Donna Higbee
Galloway Fire Chief Chuck Makintosh
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian
Lacey Township Mayor Steven Kennis
JoAnne Saracini, sister of United Airlines Captain Victor Saracini, who was the pilot on flight 175 which hit the second World Trade Center tower September 11, 2001.
Colonel Daniel Mitola Judge Advocate for the 177th Fighter Wing
“Mrs. J”, Anna Jezycki who lost her niece on 9-11 at the World Trade Center
NYPD Police Officer Richard Braddish – Present at the towers on Sept. 11
Galloway Twp. Police Officer and SWAT Team Member Gary Brenner
Galloway Twp. Mayor Don Purdy
Brigantine Police Chief James Bennett
Brigantine Fire Chief Tiger Platt
Senator Chris Brown
Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott Evans
Atlantic City Police Chief Henry White
WW2 Marine Corps Veteran, Author and Community event organizer Ike Rucker
The Galloway Patriot newspaper is owned and operated by United States Marines Chuck & Jaime Knutson. The cannon is a symbol of our continuing dedication to serve our country and honor those who served.
Our Military Funeral Honor Guard, “Last Salute” is the only Military Funeral Honor Guard outside Arlington with a cannon.