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Photos by Fritz Rethage  -- Posted June 16, 2003

Veteran's Memorial Walkway
Honor Roll   ·   VFW Post 4591   ·   American Legion Post 106
History of Our Flag by Rose Marie Heck
Patriotic Displays Around Town 2003

The dedication of Veterans Memorial Walkway in Veterans Park was held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2003.  The original dedication was to be held during Memorial Day services, but was postponed until Flag Day.

The program began with welcoming remarks by Ralph Daniels, followed by a Salute to the Flag and Pledge of Allegiance.  The VFW chaplain provided the invocation.

Speakers included Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and Councilman John Wassberg.

The names of those veterans remembered with an inscribed brick were read by several members of VFW Post 4591 and American Legion Post 106.

Engraved brick pavers with Veteran's names were placed in a Memorial Walkway in Veterans Park on Terrace Ave & Passaic late April 2003. Orders that were placed by February 1, 2003 were installed for the dedication. About 120 bricks were engraved and integrated into the walkway surrounding the Memorial Stone, and about 50 are "in progress".

Bricks are available to all veterans from all services.  To participate, it is not necessary for the veteran to be a member of the VFW or American Legion, nor be a deceased veteran.    Bricks are 4" x 8" with 13 characters per line with a maximum of 3 lines. Cost $50 each.  Contact Boro Clerk's office at 201-288-0195 for full details.

[Construction of Walkway]


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Former VFW Post Commander Ralph Daniels

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Salute to the Flag

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VFW chaplain provided the invocation

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Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and Councilman John Wassberg.

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Ralph Daniels making the dedication comments.


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It was a solemn moment as several members of VFW Post 4591 and American Legion Post 106 took turns reading the nearly 200 names.

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Joe Calacione (standing), a former POW who was awarded the Silver Star, with Charlie Petro (sitting),  who received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and on D-Day landed on Omaha Beach,
spend few moments with members of the VFW Honor Guard.

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Members of VFW Post 4591 and American Legion Post 106 Honor Guard


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