11/05/2011

Veterans Day Observance

Mayor Cocchiola and the Board of Commissioners Set to Commemorate Veteran’s Day

Mayor Joanne Cocchiola and the Board of Commissioners, working in conjunction with the Nutley Veteran’s Council, would like to invite all residents to the Township of Nutley’s Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony to be held on Friday, November 11, 2011.


“Veteran’s Day is such an historic day for all American’s,” stated Mayor Joanne Cocchiola.  “Our community is so grateful to all those who have served, and continue to serve, and I encourage all to come out and pay homage to them.”
The ceremony will take place at the World War II monument at the intersection of Booth Drive & Vincent Place, and will begin at 11:00 am. Pastor Kristin Engstrom, from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, will lead the invocation and closing prayers, and the Nutley High School Chamber singers, under the direction of Mr. Michael Cundari, will be performing.  This year’s keynote speaker is VFW Commander, Rich Porter.   At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Veterans Council will conduct a formal flag disposal ceremony.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.

November 11th is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in 1918 ending World War I after four years of conflict.

The Nutley Veterans’ Council is a non-political, non partisan group made up of veterans’ from AMVETS Post 30, American Legion Post 70 and VFW Post 493, all of which are located in the township of Nutley.  The Veterans’ Council is dedicated to fostering patriotism, serving the needs of veterans and supporting our community.
If you have any questions regarding the ceremony please contact the Office of the Mayor at 973-284-4976.