Tree Dedicated to Chatham World War I Fallen on Centennial at Fishawack

Boy Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance at tree dedication to Chatham's World War I fallen Credits: TAP Chatham
A tree was planted and a plaque placed on a rock were commemorated on Saturday for the five fall World War I participants from Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham boy scouts presented the colors during the World War I commemoration ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Jackie Pindak, pictured, along with Helen Ann Rosenfeld researched the lives of the fallen Chatham World War I participants Credits: TAP Chatham
Flowers were placed under the plaque while Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris described the circumstances in which Chatham residents gave their lives during World War I Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham's Centennial Commemoration of the five who gave their lives during World War I Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - In 1918, five Red Oak trees were planted in front of the town's public school, which is now the Chatham Borough Municipal Building, in honor of the five Chatham residents who gave their lives during World War I.

The trees are no longer there, so the Chatham Borough Historical Society used the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I to plant a tree and place a plaque in honor of Chatham's World War I fallen.

Jackie Pindak and Helen Ann Rosenfeld researched the lives of the five fallen and their involvement in Chatham life and World War I.  

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The five Chatham residents commemorated Saturday during the ceremony were: Eugene P. HubbardFrederick Percy ParcellsFred Reinhoild PihlmanPaul Van Fleet and Van Horn D. Wolfe.

The Chatham Borough Historical Society gave a presentation on Chatham's involvement in World War I at their annual dinner last month.

Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris makes his remarks at the World War I dedication



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To the Editor

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