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.
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