Memorial Day Tribute in Harrison, NJ: Honoring Our Fallen HeroesMay 25, 2023
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 6 p.m., the Harrison American Legion Post 282 and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 340 Sgt. William Sawelson Post of Harrison, NJ, will be hosting a Memorial Day tribute. This solemn event will take place at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Veteran's Plaza, located at 10 South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd., adjacent to the Harrison Library and the Harrison "Courts" soccer field. The purpose of this gathering is to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Veteran's Plaza serves as a poignant reminder of the valor and heroism displayed by our armed forces throughout history. The plaza is home to several monuments commemorating those who gave the Supreme Sacrifice during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. It stands as a testament to the dedication and selflessness exhibited by these individuals, who fought valiantly to preserve the freedom we enjoy today.
Harrison World War II Monument
The Harrison American Legion and VFW Post understand the significance of this sacred space, encapsulating their sentiments with the statement, "Remember all fallen heroes. They are the reason that we are free." These heartfelt words embody the purpose of Memorial Day, reminding us of the debt we owe to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.
Memorial Day is more than just a day off from work or an opportunity to enjoy a long weekend. It is a time for reflection, gratitude, and remembrance. It allows us to honor the memory of those who died protecting our liberties and to express our sincere appreciation for their courage and dedication. The Memorial Day tribute was organized by the Harrison American Legion and VFW Post 340 Sgt. William Sawelson Post provides a meaningful way for the community to come together and pay tribute to these fallen heroes.
Attending the Memorial Day tribute not only demonstrates our respect for the brave men and women who gave their lives but also offers support and solace to their families and loved ones. It is a chance to show our unwavering gratitude and to let them know that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
As we gather at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Veteran's Plaza, let us take a moment to reflect on the significance of the monuments before us. These monuments represent more than stone and metal; they symbolize the lives lost, the families forever changed, and the indomitable spirit of patriotism that runs deep within our nation.
On this Memorial Day, let us come together as a community to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us express our gratitude and commitment to upholding the values they fought to protect. As we pay our respects, may we be reminded of the importance of unity, freedom, and the everlasting debt we owe to our fallen heroes.
Join the Harrison American Legion and VFW Post 340 Sgt. William Sawelson Post on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Veteran's Plaza for a Memorial Day tribute that will touch our hearts and remind us of the profound sacrifices made by those who fought to preserve our country's freedom. Together, let us honor and remember our fallen heroes.
The neighboring borough the Mayor Dina Grilo and Borough Council of East Newark will be holding a Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the East Newark Borough Hall located at 34 Sherman Avenue, East Newark, New Jersey. The Public is welcome to attend.
In Kearny, the United Veterans Organizations of Kearny composed of the West Hudson Detachment Marine Corps League and the American Legion Post 99 of Kearny will be holding the 2023 Memorial Day Parade along Belgrove Drive in Kearny on Thursday, May 25, 2023 after the 7 p.m. dedication. Belgrove Drive will be closed starting at Bergen Street through Midland Avenue for the parade. Mayor Alberto Santos and the Kearny Town Council will be in attendance at the ceremony and parade.
In North Arlington, Memorial Day tribute will be held in front of the North Arlington Borough Hall located at 214 Ridge Road, North Arlington at 2 p.m. followed by a Memorial Day Parade. There will be also Music, Food Truck and Ice Cream after the Parade. North Arlington Mayor Daniel A. Pronti stated “Our goal is to make the day both a memorable and enjoyable experience for all of our residents, while remembering our fallen troops,”
Please note that there was no information available about the Harrison Memorial Day tribute on the official Town of Harrison website. Your Harrison has assumed that the Harrison American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 340 Sgt. William Sawelson Post of Harrison, NJ will be holding the Memorial Day tribute as previously scheduled throughout the years and it was an oversight by the Town of Harrison not to post the event.
Take a look at our story entitled V-E Day: Harrison's World War II Monument Honors Supreme Sacrifice which is one of the monuments at the Harrison Veteran's Plaza.
Let the Veterans know how much you appreciate their sacrifices on behalf of the United States of America and the World by joining the discussion on our Discussion Board.
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