ELIZABETH, NJ – The City of Elizabeth commemorated Veterans Day, November 11, in a ceremony held across from Elizabeth City Hall honoring those who have served our country, past and present.
Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and other dignitaries placed a City of Elizabeth wreath in front of the city memorial. Other wreaths were presented by other service men, such as Vietnam Veterans, FMBA Local#9, PBA Local #4, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Post 91, D.A.V., among others.
Those in attendance included Freeholder Sergio Granados, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Council President Patricia Perkins-Auguste, Councilman-at-Large Manny Grova, 5th Ward CouncilmanWilliam Gallman, 3rd Ward Councilman Kevin Kiniery and 2nd Ward Councilman Nelson Gonzalez.
Union County Police Officer Homer Almanzar was also honored. Among his other titles, he was an Infantry Heavy Weapons Section leader in the U S Army, and was a graduate of Elizabeth High in 1996.
Elizabeth High School ROTC was there to present arms, and a bagpiper played Amazing Grace.