WOODBRIDGE — Mayor John E. McCormac announced that public ceremonies commemorating Veteran’s Day 2010 get underway on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. as Woodbridge Township veterans, military personnel, marching bands, and community organizations parade down Main Street in honor of the men and women who have served our nation in time of war and in peace.
“Woodbridge veterans and military personnel will march to Town Hall where they will be honored for their service to our Township, state, and nation,” McCormac said. “It is a great privilege to recognize our veterans and to let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice in the defense of our freedom and for their service to our nation in times of emergency and disaster.”
The Woodbridge Township Veteran’s Day Parade steps-off from St. James Church (Amboy Ave. and Main Street) at 1:30 p.m. and concludes at the reviewing stand in front of Town Hall. Join Township military personnel and veterans organizations – American Legion Post #87 – Woodbridge; American Legion Post #248 – Colonia; American Legion Post #471 – Iselin; Avenel Detachment, U.S. Marine Corps League; Avenel VFW Post #7164; Colonia VFW Post #6061; Fords VFW Post #6090; Hopelawn VFW Post #1352; Iselin VFW Post #2636; Woodbridge VFW Post #4410; and the Disabled American Veterans, Woodbridge Chapter #56 – and representatives from various public service and emergency response units, scouting, youth, civic and historic organizations, the Woodbridge High School marching band, the Black Hawk Drum & Bugle Corps, and parade dignitaries as they honor Veteran’s Day 2010.
The Woodbridge Township Veterans Alliance named John Eberhardt, director of the Woodbridge Township Recreation Department and organizer of the Veterans Day Parade as the 2010 Parade Grand Marshall. Eberhardt is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served active duty on the USS Sierra AD-18 (Destroyer Tender) and the USS Canisteo AO-99 during the Vietnam War from 1967-1971.
The Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad will conduct a Veterans Day flag-raising program and service at 11 a.m. at the squad headquarters located at 77 Queen Road, Iselin.
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