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Photos by Fritz Rethage  -- Posted May 6, 2006

Loyalty Day Service 2006

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Loyalty Day services were held at the VFW Post 4591 on April 28, 2006. Members of Post 4591, Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 106, elected officials and members of the public attended.

The program began with the Girl Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Conchita Parker sang the National Anthem.

Rev. Msgr. Rodrigo San Pedro gave the invocation.

The Girl Scouts then presented Helen Holmes with an American Flag.

Helen was an Army nurse who served in the European Theater in World War II for 2- 1/2 years with the 250th Station Hospital. Helen was also the first President of the VFW Post 4591 Ladies Auxiliary and one of the founders of the Post.

Speakers included: Council President Thomas E. Meli, former Mayor and Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck, VFW District #2 Commander William Thompson, representing VFW State Commander, Judge Advocate Richard Bradshaw, and American Legion Post 106 Commander Michael Cahill

VFW Commander Elmer Winterfeld presented an short video saluting veterans.

Commander Winterfeld presented the Voice of Democracy Awards to the winners of the November 2005 "Voice of Democracy" (National) Contest. Twenty-seven high school students participated.

Each contestant wrote an essay, then they had to put their essay on an audio tape at the High School Library. The tapes were then submitted to the VFW for evaluation.

The winners were: Jeffrey Calabrese, First Place, Michael Kretzdom, Second Place, and Christine Viali, Third Place.

Commander Winterfeld then presented the winners of the "Patriot’s Pen" contest. Fifty-one middle school (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade) students participated.

The winners were: Tiffany J. Amariuta, First Place, Thomas J. Halter, Second Place, Kyle Gugliotta, Third Place and Brittany A. Biroc, Fourth Place.

Ms. Amariuta’s entry also won the District #2 contest and was entered into the VFW Department of NJ competition.

Commander Winterfeld presented Loyalty Day Pin Awards to members that attended based on their length of membership: Andrew Proscia (50 years), Ralph Daniels (40 years), Saverio P. Urgo (30 years), Robert A. Riker (20 years), William French (10 years) and Peter C. Keppel (10 years).

Rev. Rod concluded the program by leading everyone in "God Bless America.

Light refreshments were served. ###

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