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Chatham Borough Memorial Day Ceremony

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

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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