Roselle Park 24/7 is proud to announce its newest program, Hometown Heroes Program , a “Virtual Living History” of the hundreds of servicewomen and men from Roselle Park’s past and present.

Leading the efforts for Roselle Park 24/7’s Hometown Heroes program are veterans,  Mayor Emeritus Carl Hokanson and Councilman William Fahoury.  The two are serving as advisors and outreach members for the program. Both serviced in the United States Marine Corps.

Roselle Park veterans and their families are invited to apply for the “Virtual Living History” part of the Hometown Heroes program on the website.

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Mayor Hokanson noted that” Roselle Park is proud of the veterans both past and present.” Councilman Fahoury agreed, “The Hometown Heroes program serves to recognizes all veterans from our town in a fitting and respectful way for generations to come.”

Joe DeIorio, program volunteer for Roselle Park 24/7, said, "I have worked with Mayor Hokanson in the past and there is no doubt he will get the job done.  And Councilman Fahoury's sincere dedication and respect to all veterans serves as a role model for future young men and women who want to serve our county."

Veteran names, images and dates of service of the women and men who lived or currently residing in the Borough of Roselle Park will be added to the website as new applications are submitted.

Information about each veterans will recognize their time in service and achievements.  The information will be made to the public from our website, from any location around the world.

Based on the response of phase one and with permission from the borough governing body,  the second phase  of the program would include the creation of banners displayed along borough streets during veteran holidays.

Funds raised for the program would be funded through private donations; there is no fee to participate. Click on the website for more information.