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Memorial Day 2017: North Plainfield, Warren and Watchung to Hold Ceremonies and Parade; Grand Opening and Open House at Warren Municipal Complex

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Memorial Day 2017: North Plainfield, Warren and Watchung to Hold Ceremonies and Parade; Grand Opening and Open House at Warren Municipal Complex
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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Memorial Day ceremonies, a parade, the grand opening of the Warren Municipal Complex and a Picnic are set for Monday, May 29.

 

And they are:

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD - All are invited to attend Memorial Day ceremonies in North Plainfield. Memorial Day events will commence at 9 a.m. at the Vermeule Cemetery. The Fire Bell Ceremony at Lincoln Place and Somerset Street is at 9:30am, the Brook Avenue Cemetery Ceremony is at 10:00am. The World War II Monument Ceremony at Memorial Library takes place at 10:30am. The 11:00am exercises will be in Memorial park at Willow and Myrtle Avenues. Participants will include Storr Richie Post 506, VFW; Ball Kirch Post 265, American Legion; The School Community; Girl and Boy Scouts and civic organizations. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In the event of rain, activities will be cancelled.

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WATCHUNG -  All are invited to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29,  at the Texier House, located at 10 Mountain Boulevard, in front of the War Memorial at 9:30 a.m. 

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside Borough Hall, 15 Mountain Blvd.

WARREN - Warren Township's Memorial Day Parade, under the leadership of the Warren American Legion Post, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29. 

The parade will kick off at the former post office on Old Washington Valley Road, proceed east to Mt. Bethel Road, north on Mt. Bethel Road, and then east on Mountain Boulevard, ending at the Municipal Complex.  

The parade will include representatives from the Watchung Hills High School Marching Band, the Warren Township Middle School Marching Band, Warren Township Emergency Services, American Legion Honor Guard, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and many other charitable organizations, clubs, groups, branches of our military and local businesses.

Preceding this ceremony, a keynote address will be presented by Col. Daniel Mahon, USA (Ret.), along with remarks by Warren Township Mayor, Carolann Garafola. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be George Grimler, Commander of the American Legion. 

Following the parade, a wreath-laying ceremony will be conducted at the Municipal Complex to honor all veterans who have given their lives in defense of our nation.  

After the parade and wreath-laying ceremony, the Warren Township Committee will host a Grand Opening and Open House at the new Warren Township Town Hall.  The event will include a formal ribbon-cutting by the Township Committee and honored guests, including Congressman Leonard Lance; former Governor Donald DiFrancesco;Somerset County Freeholders Director, Peter Palmer; and Somerset County Freeholder, Brian Levine, along with formal tours of the new building.  Special gifts will be presented to those who tour the facility.  

 

Following the Open House, Warren residents are encouragedto attend the American Legion picnic, held at 12 Community Place, to visit with our Warren veterans or attend the Watchung Hills Elks for their annual picnic. 

 

For further information regarding the Memorial Day Parade, please contact the American Legion at Warrenparade@gmail.com or for the Grand Opening, contact Cathy Reese, Township Clerk at creese@warrennj.org or (908) 753-8000, Ext. 223.

 

 Freedom Is Not Free

 - Kelly Strong


I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.
 
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

The flower of Remembrancehttp://https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flower.pdf

 

 

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