Monday, November 12, 2018

Hoboken Veterans Day and World War I Armistice Day Observance

On a crisp sunny day at Elysian Park, approximately 100 people gathered in observance of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I.

Over 116,000 Americans died among 4.7 million in what was called The Great War, the predecessor to World War II. More than half the deaths came about due to disease with the terrible trench conditions and an influenza epidemic.











US Veteran Mark Villamar leads a salute at the conclusion of the ceremony in honor of all Veterans who have served the United States.

Talking Ed Note: Among those in attendance, master of ceremonies: US Veterans John Carey and Mark Villamar, Freeholder Anthony Romano, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, City Council President Ruben Ramos, City Council members Peter Cunningham, James Doyle, Jen Giattino, Tiffanie Fisher, City Clerk James Farina, Asst. City Clerk Jerry Lore, former councilman and Hoboken Housing Authority Chair Dave Mello, former mayor Dawn Zimmer, former State Senator & NJ Majority Leader Bernard Kenny and the former first dog of Hoboken, Buddy.