EAST ORANGE, NJ — The City of East Orange will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 11am at East Orange City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ.

This year’s ceremony will honor Veterans Rev. Dr. Kenneth Mitchem, who will receive the Earl Williams Award, and Sergeant Reginald Hudson, who will receive the Stanley E. Costley, Jr. Award, while Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake will serve as Keynote Speaker. All are welcome to attend.  

“As Barack Obama once said, today is about celebrating and showing our appreciation for our veterans in a commemorative way, but every day is a day to serve them as well as they’ve served our country,” said Mayor Ted R. Green. “The sacrifices that they made are immeasurable, and we are eternally grateful for their courage under fire. The selfless actions of our veterans built the foundation of freedom upon which we stand, and we will never take that for granted.”

Council Chairman Christopher James said that the observance of Veterans Day provides an opportunity for us to pause and say thank you for your service to our country. “We are grateful for the sacrifices you have made to serve and protect. On behalf of the East Orange City Council, we wish to express our gratitude not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year,” said James.  “Our country, our state and our cities are better because of the protections you have provided.  Although we formally say thank you on November 11, it is in our souls that we say thank you every day.”