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. 

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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.