SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Memorial in front of town hall.
Bob LaCosta, head of the Building Department for Scotch Plains, is a veteran of the Vietnam War and has long been a proponent of having a memorial to commemorate the more than 58,000 young Americans who died. “It’s really about time,” he said.
Plans have been under review for some time, but in August a major fundraiser was held with a “Doo Wop” concert in the park that began the serious business of fundraising for the Memorial.
Donations to the Memorial can be made out to VFW Post 10122 c/o Bob LaCosta, Township of Scotch Plains, 430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.