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Chatham Borough Memorial Day Ceremony

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Troop 8 Boy Scouts of America and the Chatham Fire Department Color Guard during the flag ceremony Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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John Bennett receiving flag late from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Jack Conlan receiving lapel flag pin from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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John Eyre receiving a flag lape pin from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Stanley Kravitz receiving a flag lapel pin from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Veteran Brian McAuliffe receiving flag lapel pin Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Herb Ramo receiving lapel flag pin from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Lapel flag pin made by Kenji Hasegawa's second grade art class at Washington Avenue School Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Jerry Medina receiving lapel flag pin from Council President Leonard Resto Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Chatham Fire Department Color Guard Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Herb Ramo and Council President Leonard Resto laying the wreath Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Herb Ramo and Council President Leonard Resto laying the wreath Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Veteran Herb Ramo Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Doug Allan of the Chatham Fire Department assisted in Playing of Taps Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Benediction delivered by St. Patrick's Church Deacon Andrew Dutko Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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View of the Crowd Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Jack Conlan, Jerry Medina, Herb Ramo, John Eyre, Harold Brownlee, Stanley Kravitz, Ed Schuh, and John Ball Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Credits: Corkie Ziegler
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Chatham Borough honored its fallen heroes and veterans during an early morning ceremony in downtown Chatham.

Close to 100 people braved the cooler temperatures and threat of rain to participate in the event led by Borough of Chatham Council President Leonard Resto. Troop 8 Boy Scouts and the Chatham Fire Department Color Guard participated in the flag raising and Pledge of Allegiance.

Liam Driscoll sang the national anthem and "America the Beautiful." Second Graders at Washington Avenue School, under the direction of art teacher Kenji Hasegawa, designed, put together, and painted one of a kind lapel flag pins which were presented to all the veterans in the crowd.

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Herb Ramo, World War II veteran of Chatham, led the wreath laying with Resto at the plaques honoring the town's fallen soldiers.

 Doug Allan of the Chatham Fire Department assisted in the playing of "Taps." The benediction was led by St. Patrick's Church Deacon Andrew Dutko. Coffee and baked goods were offered to the crowd after the ceremony. 

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