Kearny Memorial Day Ceremonies Honor Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Country

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The annual Memorial Day Parade took place on Thursday, May 21, 2015, culminating in a ceremony held at the American Legion Post 99 recognizing those who died while in service to our country.  The program featured remarks by Parade Grand Marshall Thomas Nash and Mayor Alberto G. Santos.  John Sweeney served as the Master of Ceremonies and many Veterans and their family members were there to acknowledge the sacrifice made by all Veterans, living and deceased, and to honor those who gave their lives fighting for freedom.  Mayor Alberto G. Santos, UVO Liaison Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle, Councilwoman Susan McCurrie, Councilwoman Mary De Castro, Councilman Jon Giordano, Councilwoman Eileen Eckel, Councilman Albino Cardoso and Councilman Rich Konopka attended the ceremony.  Members of American Legion Post 99 and VFW Post 1302 also laid wreaths at over 30 monument locations honoring veterans in the Town of Kearny.                  

Photos by Barbara Goldberg