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Veterans Honored in Green Village Ceremony: "Freedom isn't Free"

Janet Doherty speaks at Veterans Day ceremony in Green Village on Saturday Credits: TAP Chatham
Cub Scout Pack 24, Den 1 gets ready to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Veterans Day ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Green Village Department firefighters at Veterans Day ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Green Village Fire Department firefighters at Veterans Day ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
Among the veterans at Green Village ceremony were World War II Marine Herb Davis, left, and Air Force Captain Tom Salvas Credits: TAP Chatham
Rev. Debra Whitten of Green Village United Methodist Church gives invocation at Veterans Day ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham

GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - Janet Doherty, who led the Green Village Fire Department's Veterans Day Ceremony, closed with an admonition.

"Never, ever take our freedom for granted because our freedom isn't free," Doherty said.

Chatham Township and Green Village residents gathered at the "Triangle" in honor of Veterans Day. The Cub Scout Pack 24, Den 1 opened the ceremony by carrying the American Flag and then led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Rev. Debra Whitten of the Green Village United Methodist Church gave opening and closing prayers; Doherty read a poem, and a special version of "Hallelujah" geared toward Veterans was played.

Mike Zalis, Chief No. 2 for the Green Village Fire Department, and 7-year-old Cub Scout Henry Spina laid the remembrance wreath together while Rudy Savoie played Taps.

Mike Zalis, Chief 2 of the Green Village Fire Department, and 7-year-old Henry Spina place the wreath during Veterans Day ceremony

Rudy Savoie plays Taps at Green Village Veterans Day ceremony


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