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This Memorial Day, We Remember

Craig Gibson Supervisor Public Works and his team Vinny Brodo Rock Stewart Omar Lucas Credits: sm
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Susan Massa with Craig Gibson and his son Noah with Grace Vinny Brodo daughter Credits: sm
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At the heart of Westfield, NJ, is a triangle of memorials dedicated to those who made the ultimate price for our freedom. Last year new landscape flowers and plants**  developed and cared for by Craig Gibson (supervisor with Department of Public Works) and his team Vinny Brodo, Rock Stewart and Omar Lucas  take pride in maintaining the most impressive Memorials. The flowers are blooming and ready for Memorial Day a most beautiful focal point to the town's center. The several projects for the memorials are supported by Town Administrator Mr., Gildea and Mayor Andy Skibitsky and Westfield Council.

This triangle of memorials honors many in our History: World war I, World War II, Korean War, Spanish American War, Vietnam War and September 11 2001 Memorial Park. There are other memorials and plaques around our great town. You may know where they are Revolutionary War, and Civil War at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial Day is a day we as the country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day is the time for Americans as one body to stand up and say, “Thank you. We remember you. We are grateful to our servicemen and women as well as those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom."

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We remember our fallen.

 A nation reveals itself not only by the men and women it produces but also by the men and women  it honors, the men and women  it remembers,* there is no better place to do just that than here at our memorials. May blessings fall upon you your family and the United States of America.

My Very Best,

Susan Massa

* paraphrased from President John F Kennedy

** Plantings and shrubs donated by Susan Massa, Westfield Resident

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