FAIR LAWN, NJ - Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. Though this year's parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday itself is not.
The Borough is looking into holding a parade event in the Fall. No details are available at this time.
Though the parade is postponed, the holiday itself should continue to be used as a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices of the 47 Fair Lawn residents and the over 1,300,000 American citizens who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for our freedom.
The Borough is displaying the military and veteran banners as announced in the beginning of the year. The 150 banners are along Fair Lawn Avenue, River Road and other major roadways. The banners will be displayed until September.
Photo: Row 1: Harry Cappendyck, Daniel Yeomans, Richard Drager, Roger Lawn; Row 2: John Ferrara, Alexander Hossack, Albert Montick, Albert Carchio; Row 3: Bruce Bode, Nicholas Van Handel, John Immerman, Patrick Campbell; Row 4: Allen Geib, John Lamanna, Lawrence Mahurter
Memorial Day, which was previously called Decoration Day, is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Though often confused with Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day, the purpose of the holiday is to reflect upon the sacrifices made by these brave individuals to protect our Country, our Rights and our Freedom.
This weekend, as the beaches of New Jersey reopen, and we spend time with our loved ones, please stop and think of the women and men that have given so much.
Instead of saying, "Happy Memorial Day" or "Thank you for your service", simply say, "We Remember".
Since the time that the Borough of Fair Lawn became incorporated, we have lost Forty-Seven residents. Please take a moment to read the names of our fallen:
"REMEMBER THE 47"
World War I:
Harry Cappendyck - Army - October 8, 1918
Daniel Yeomans - Army - October 8, 1918
Charles Marshner - Army - October 14, 1918
World War II:
Ellsworth Smith - Army - September 9, 1942
William M. Cozine - Air Force - February 6, 1943
James I. Platt - Army - February 22, 1943
Charles Patalon - Navy - March 2, 1943
William De Young - Army - June 23, 1943
Andrew D'Arienzo - Army - September 1, 1943
Richard D. Drager - Air Force - November 16, 1943
James V. Guastella - Air Force - November 27, 1943
Maynard N. Reese - Air Force - December 22, 1943
Edward Vervaet - Army - February 5, 1944
William Mac Fadden - Army - February 17, 1944
Rene Van Den Driesse - Air Force - March 16, 1944
Andrew Ter Waarbeck - Army - March 20, 1944
Roger Lawn - Army - May 20, 1944
Frank Gennaro - Army - June 8, 1944
William Hodde - Army - July 6, 1944
John Telschow - Army - July 6, 1944
John P. Gomez - Army - July 10, 1944
Wilmer Lyons - Navy - October 2, 1944
John P. Ferrara - Army - October 2, 1944
Joh A. Fryga - Army - October 5, 1944
Stefan J. Laskowski - Navy - October 13, 1944
Alexander G. Hossack - Army - December 21, 1944
Gorson Tomea Jr. - Air Force - December 24, 1944
Albert Montick - Air Force - December 29, 1944
Theodore Eberding - Marines - January 2, 1945
Vincent K. Scanlan - Army - January 21, 1945
Albert J. Carchio - Army - January 23, 1945
Bruce H. Bode - Air Force - February 2, 1945
Albert Hallam - Army - March 2, 1945
Nicholas Van Handel - Army - March 3, 1945
Theodore Wiech - Army - March 6, 1945
Joseph M. Immerman - Army - March 12, 1945
Frederick Dallas - Air Force - March 24, 1945
William J. Christen - Army - May 15, 1945
Anthony Bonanduci - Army - June 13, 1945
Joseph P. Van Hook - Army - September 1, 1952
John J. Youngsman - Marines - October 15, 1952
Roderick J. Vance - Army - June 16, 1966
Robert C. Hauser - Army - September 24, 1966
Patrick F. Campbell - Marines - October 8, 1966
Allen P. Geib - Army - January 26, 1968
John Lamanna - Marines - February 1, 1969
Lawrence W. Mahurter - Army - April 27, 1969