Monday, November 11, 2019

Sign of the Times: Veterans Day in Hoboken

A beautiful sunny fall day served as the perfect backdrop to the Veterans Day ceremonies in Hoboken at Elysian Park today.

In attendance with dozens of members of the public, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Freeholder Anthony Romano, City Council President Jen Giattino, Councilmembers Peter Cunningham, Jim Doyle, Tiffanie Fisher, Emily Jabbour, and BoE trustee Melanie Terkirian.

John Carey who managed the ceremonies acknowledged the elected officials in attendance offering superb comic relief saying of their presence, "You're all covered."

The ceremony included prayer and concluded with a recorded rendition of Taps by Asst. City Clerk Jerry Lore.

Veteran John Carey (l) with Mark Villamar and US Veterans at Hoboken's Veterans Day ceremony in Elysian Park

Hoboken Honor Guard flanked the Veteran's Day ceremony 

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, and Freeholder Anthony Romano

City Clerk and US Veteran Jimmy Farina stands abreast of the Hoboken Honor Guard

Some of the dozens of Hoboken residents in attendance at the Veterans Day ceremony in Elysian Park.

Among many Hoboken US Veterans in attendance, former Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi (2nd from left)