Religions and Spirituality

South Orange Pays Tribute on Memorial Day


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On a rainy Memorial Day Morning, a group of residents along with members of the South Orange Board of Trustees, South Orange Rescue Squad, police and fire departments, and local Boy Scouts, gathered in front of the Memorial Rock by the Duck Pond to pay tribute both to those South Orange residents who had made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in various wars, as well as those currently serving in the military.

The ceremonies were led by Ed Matthews, a former South Orange Village Trustee and longtime resident. Members of Boy Scout Troop 60 participated by Presenting the Colors, reading the names of those lost in the various wars from WW I to the most current, and placing the wreath at the Memorial Rock. Scout Master Jeff Bryant  stated that Frank Radino as an Eagle Scout project had compiled the names of the fallen, and they were read by Scouts Max McCrory, Sonny Braggs, and Aran Wollard.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum took the podium, and introduced Trustees Howard Levison, Deborah Davis Ford, and Walter Clarke. Collum focused on the issues many veterans are facing, noting that some 40,000 are homeless, and that initiatives are underway to help them. Collum also mentioned that there are a number of ways to be involved with helping veterans, including pushing for legislation to support them, supporting the Wounded Warriors Foundation, and providing jobs for them. Collum reminded all to never forget the service and the sacrifice of others. Lastly, she thanked the leaders and members of our own rescue, fire, and police departments for their dedication and service. 

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