ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Twin Boroughs each held ceremonies on Wednesday evening to honor the first responders, firemen, police, volunteers and many others still with us and those who have passed.

In Roselle, Mayor Christine Dansereau welcomed everyone followed by the Roselle Police Honor Guard who entered for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem that was sung by Keyanna Jones.

Father Kris, St. Joseph the Carpenter Church gave the invocation followed by words from N.J.  Senator Joseph Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Blake Johnson, Director of Community Outreach/On behalf of Senator Donald Payne Jr., and Council President Denise Wilkerson. 

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Mayor Christine Dansereau spoke to the audience after which Amazing Grace was sung by Keyanna Jones and the Benediction by Pastor Renato Jr., Executive Pastor of El Shaddai Ministries. 

The ceremony then moved outdoors where the Roselle Police Honor Guard raised and lowered the flag and TAPS was played by an A.C.H.S. Jr. ROTC Cadet to end the ceremony. 

The event in its entirety can be viewed below. 

 

In Roselle Park residents came out to Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park, for the Borough’s remembrance service. Mayor Joseph Signorello lll, lead the event with acknowledgments of the governing body, and Representatives from the State and County who were in attendance. The National Anthem was sung by Roselle Park H.S. student Ziyah Montijo.

Along with those being remembered, the community gave tribute to Thomas J. Fisher, Robert A. Hepburn, Robert M. Kaulfers and John G. Ueltzhoeffer from Roselle Park. 

The Roselle Park Police Honor Guard and Fire Dept. members were in attendance and a siren was sounded indicating the First Attack followed by a Moment of Silence. 

GodBless America was sung by Middle School Student Natalie Medina as the audience joined in. 

The closing prayer was given by Rev. Manuel P. Cruz, Jr. from the Community Methodist Church and two students from the Roselle Park High School Band played TAPS. Flowers were distributed to family members. A long-time tradition in this service. 

The event in its entirety can be viewed below. 

 

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