Photos by Fritz
Vietnam War Memorial
2:00 p.m. on Sunday,
October 27, 2002 at Veterans Memorial Park
to the Memory of
Robert P. Gandil
Thomas J. Holden
Michael J. Macarell
Service [Photos Group 2]
[Proclamation] [Biography][Acknowledgments][Record Story Oct. 24, 2003]
On Sunday, October 27, 2002 at
2:00 p.m, a Vietnam War Memorial Dedication to the Memory of Robert P. Gandil, Thomas J.
Holden and Michael J. Macarell was held at the Veterans Memorial Park.
Daniel Vecchio served as Master
of Ceremonies. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Lou Mujica and the National Anthem was
sung by Ray Alameda.
Dignitaries and speakers included William J. Torre (Mayor), Steve Rothman (US House of
Representatives), Joseph Coniglio (NJ Senate) and Rose M. Heck (NJ Assembly).
Oral presentations were made by Councilman Justin A. DiPisa, Councilman John Wassberg and
Robert Searle -- while Edward Mahonchak, Salvatore Altomare and Michael Cahill presented
plaques to the family representatives.
Sergeant of the Guard Anthony Mayo unveiled the bronze plaque on the Memorial Stone.
Daniel Vecchio provided an Anthology of the Honorees. [Biography]
Taps were played by bugler Douglas Grunn (Bugles Across America) as a final salute to the
honorees. Danial Vecchio then made a closing address.
Bagpiper State Trooper Joseph Brennan (NJSP Blue & Gold) provided opening and closing
Participating organizations included: VFW Memorial Post 4591, American Legion Post 106,
Korean War Veterans Association (Taijon Chapter 170), 196 Light Infantry Brigade
Association, Nam Knights, Quantico Athletes Reunion Association, Hasbrouck Heights Police
Department, Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department, NJ State Police, Bergen County Sheriff's
Department and DPW & Supt. Robert Heck.
The Honor Guard for the service included: VFW, Am. Legion, Vietnam Vets
Honor Guard, Nam Knights, HH Fire Department, Korean War Vets and NJ State Police.
Daniel Vecchio served as Master of
The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by
and the National Anthem was sung by Ray Alameda.
Mayor William J. Torre
Steve Rothman (US House of
NJ Senator Joseph Coniglio
presenting NJ Senate Resolutions to the family
Assemblywoman Rose M. Heck
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