Chatham Remembers with Memorial Day Ceremonies in Chatham Borough, Green Village

Chatham veterans were prominent at Memorial Day ceremonies held in Chatham Borough Fire House Credits: TAP Chatham
Green Village Fire Department Chief Matt Behre places Memorial Day wreath Credits: Tom Salvas
Chatham High junior Elizabeth Stuart sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful at Memorial Day ceremony in Chatham Borough Credits: TAP Chatham
Rudy Savoie plays Taps at Green Village Memorial Day ceremony Credits: Tom Salvas
Chatham Borough Council member Len Resto, World War II veteran Gerard Caporaso and his son, Bob Caporaso Credits: TAP Chatham
Green Village firefighters during Memorial Day ceremony Credits: Tom Salvas
95-year-old World War II veteran Gerard Caporaso flanked by his sons, Bob and Steve Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz at Green Village Memorial Day ceremony Credits: Tom Salvas
Pastor Frederick Boyle, Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and Janet Doherty at Green Village Memorial Day ceremony Credits: Tom Salvas

CHATHAM, NJ - Gerard Caporaso, a 95-year-old veteran of World War II, was among those who gathered to remember the fallen in a Memorial Day ceremony held in the Chatham Borough Fire Department on Monday.

Caporaso and fellow Chatham veterans received small hand-made flags made by elementary school students in Chatham.

A remembrance wreath was hung, with the help of Caporaso and his son, Bob, and the same was done during the Chatham Township ceremony conducted by the Green Village Fire Department.

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At the Chatham Borough ceremony, Chatham High student Elizabeth Stuart sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful and "Taps" was played for those who gave their lives.

Borough Councilman Len Resto, fillng in for Mayor Bruce Harris, spoke in tribute to the Chatham residents who "answered the call" to duty. The Benediction was given by Rev. Jeff Markay, senior pastor of Chatham United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth Stuart sings the national anthem during Chatham Memorial Day ceremony

Chatham Borough Councilman Len Resto speaks during Chatham Memorial Day Ceremony at the Chatham Borough Fire Department

Chatham High junior Elizabeth Stuart sings America the Beautiful during Chatham Borough Memorial Day ceremony


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