ROXBURY, N.J. - Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak was not among the dignitaries taking to the podium at last weekend's Wreaths Across America tribute. Instead, he spent his time snapping photographs.
A professional photographer and the owner of Zoschak Photography, the councilman said he believed he would be of more service documenting the event with pictures than making a speech.
At the ceremony, donated wreaths were placed on the graves of veterans interred in the combined cemeteries of the First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church, on Main Street in Succasunna. The cemeteries contain graves of soldiers dating back to the American Revolution.
Among the dozens of shots taken by Zoschak is one of John Lehnert, the commander of Roxbury VFW Post 2833, saluting a veteran's grave.
Another compelling photo taken by Zoschak, and shared with TAP into Roxbury, is of Army Lt. Col. Ingrid Parker, who commands the Picatinny Arsenal Garrison, as she salutes a wreath-adorned grave. During her turn at the podium during the event, Parker expressed her love and devotion to military life as well as her appreciation for the Wreaths Across America tributes.