Memorial Day 2007 Observed
Memorial Day activities began with a parade from Williams Avenue,
along Terrace Avenue, concluding at Memorial Park on May 28,
The parade was led by recently returned Iraq servicemen and
the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Honor Guard. Marchers
included the Mayor and Council, Veterans from the VFW Post 4591
and American Legion James B. Scarr Post 106, Knights of Columbus,
B.P.O Elks 1962, Hasbrouck Heights High School Band, and several
Boy and Girl Scout units followed by the Hasbrouck Heights Fire
This was the 89th year that the citizens of Hasbrouck Heights
observed Memorial Day at this monument.
A brief memorial ceremony was led by VFW Commander Elmer Winterfeld.
Paul Fitzpatrick led the National Anthem and Rev. Msgr. Rodrigo
San Pedro of Corpus Christi Church delivered the invocation.
Mayor Ronald R. Jones, NJ Senator Joseph Coniglio and former
Mayor and Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck, commented on the significance
of Memorial Day.
Veterans, dignitaries and the public then placed memorial wreaths
and their “buddy poppies” at the base of the monument.
VFW Post Chaplain John DeRosa did a roll call of American Legion
and VFW members who passed on during the year, with American
Legion Chaplain Stephen Herinya answering “Absent.”
The High School Band buglers played Taps.
The final benediction was given by the Rev. Edward J. Glasser
of Community United Church.
Light refreshments were served at the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4591. ###
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