Students Support Soldier—After learning the history of Veterans Day and why it is important to remember those who have bravely fought for our country, second grade students at St. Agnes School in Clark wanted to do something special for a serviceman presently fighting overseas, Lance Corporal John Neas of the US Marine Corps, a cousin of one of the class members. They decided to write letters of support to express their gratitude and prayers for the safe return of all our service men and women.
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ELIZABETH—Sgt. James Russo of the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, based at Fort Dix, visited St. Mary’s High School on Thursday, Nov. 6, to talk to the students about Veterans Day and what it means to serve in the military.
Russo was deployed to Iraq in March of 2003 and served in Northern Iraq until April of 2004. As a member of the 10th Special Forces Group and the 101st Airborne Division, Russo helped train the Iraqi police and border patrol.
Veterans Remembered — In honor of Veterans Day, the Pettit Davis Funeral Home presented a framed display of military medals and honors to American Legion, Post 5 of Rahway. Pictured left to right are Bill Disney, a US Marine Corps veteran of WWII; Commander Eugene Kolb and William G. Davis, both US Marine Corps veterans; Rahway Mayor James J Kennedy and Eleanor Ringled, past president of Unit 5.
Veterans Day Visit – This spring, children at the Woodbridge Child Care Center in Avenel collected school supplies for children in Afghanistan. These gifts were distributed by Army Captain Ian A. Cairns of Edison, who was stationed in Afghanistan with an Embedded Training Team (ETT). He surprised the Woodbridge children on Veterans Day with a visit to say thank you for their help and support. Cairns presented the center with an American flag which had flown over his base in Afghanistan. The Woodbridge Child Care Center is a branch of the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA. Cairns (back row, center) is pictured above surrounded by the YMCA children during his Veterans Day visit.
Remembering Our Veterans—The Sacred Heart Catholic War Veterans Post 578 held their annual Veterans Day remembrance on Nov. 11 at Sacred Heart cemetery on Johnsons Lane in the Parlin section of Sayreville. Names were read of those buried in the cemetery who gave their lives while serving their country in the time of war. American flags were placed throughout the cemetery by the post. A luncheon was held after the service at the South Amboy Knights of Columbus. Pictured above, Father Joseph Romanoski, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, says a prayer for the veterans. Photo by Diane Norek Harrison
In the fast-paced world in which we live it becomes all too easy for many to take our American way of life for granted. Folks just don’t stop to think about the sacrifice that it takes to-maintain our democracy.
We’re free to worship where we chose and we enjoy the right to elect those who represent us in our governing bodies. We can shop where we please and travel as we wish. We are free to pursue our occupational goals and the education necessary to achieve those goals. We enjoy the rights of free speech and assembly and many other freedoms too numerous to list.