Monday, May 20, 2013
Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal will be presented to 14 veterans this year.
Fourteen local veterans will be recognized at the annual Morris County Memorial Day ceremony on Friday. The ceremony, which is sponsored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will begin at noon on the lawn in front of the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown. Speaking at the event will be Hjalmar Johansson, a WWII Army Air Force veteran from Montville who was held as a German Prisoner of War after being captured when his B-24 Liberator was shot down in Czechoslovakia in 1944. John Reed Sr., of Hackettstown, will be one of three Navy veterans recognized with a Morris County Distinguished Service Medal, along with Philip Gigante and John Callahan of Montville. Several Army veterans will also receive medals, including Rod …
Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. next Monday.
The Tri-Boro will strike up the band Monday, May 27, to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Armed Forces. The annual Memorial Day parade, which travels through Bloomingdale, Butler and Kinnelon, promises to be a red, white and blue show of remembrance and high spirits. The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. in Bloomingdale, travel into Butler, where a solemn service will be held and then move to the Kinnelon Borough Municipal Hall, where another service will be held in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Batista, who was killed in action last year while serving in Afghanistan. Children will be permitted to join the parade on their bicycles: Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes to ride along; …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Borough will post donated flags outside Kinnelon Municipal Building during Memorial Day parade.
The deadline for donations for Kinnelon's first "Field of Freedom" display is approaching April 30 and organizers are asking those wishing to purchase a flag to get orders in soon. "Each 3' x 5' American flag will stand 8 feet tall and proudly fly in front of Kinnelon’s Borough Hall from Memorial Day Weekend through Flag Day on June 14," the flier sent out by the "Field of Freedom" Committee said. "Visitors will be invited to walk among the flags and pay tribute to the men and woman whom you have chosen to honor." The donation cost for each flag is $35, with proceeds going to Reserve Aid and America's Vet Dogs. Each flag should be dedicated to a veteran, although the committee noted that those being honored do not need to be from the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Kinnelon will host parade on Memorial Day and honor those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Veterans Day.
Kinnelon Councilman Dan O'Dougherty announced preliminary plans at Thursday evening's council meeting for this year's festivities for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. "On Memorial Day this year, we are going to have the 'Field of Freedom,' which is going to be flags that are going to be posted with an eight-foot post and a five-foot flag in a roll like they do at Arlington Cemetery," he said. O'Dougherty said that the "Field of Freedom" will take place in front of the municipal building. As part of the program, residents have the opportunity to purchase a full-sized flag for $35 to honor a veteran in memoriam. The flags will be placed on the circle in front of the municipal building. Proceeds from the "Field of Freedom" fundraiser will …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Borough clerks proud of community spirit at Memorial Day parade.
Monday, June 4, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by the borough clerks of Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale. If you would like to submit a Letter to the Editor, send it to email@example.com. Dear Editor: We would like to thank all of those who came out to remember our veterans on May 28 for our Tri-Boro Memorial Day ceremonies in the Boroughs of Bloomingdale, Butler and Kinnelon. As we marched through the towns, it was evident from those who lined the streets that community spirit was at its best in showing our veterans the honor and appreciation that they so truly deserve, not only Memorial Day but everyday. Special thanks for all the participants in the parade who once again showed their community spirit and respect for …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Military personnel honored as residents crowd streets in Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bloomingdale and Butler and crowded a memorial ceremony at the Kinnelon Municipal Building during a Memorial Day parade that ran through all three boroughs Monday. Blue Knights, veterans, active duty military personnel and citizens joined to honor the sacrifice and dedication of military members who died defending their country. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Whether you're attending the tri-boro's Memorial Day parade or soaking up the first weekend of summer, share your memories with Patch.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Memorial Day weekend is here and for many of us, that means an extra day to relax and spend time with family. It also means a time to reflect and be thankful for those who have died serving our country and to honor our American soldiers still fighting for us today. We all celebrate or observe Memorial Day weekend in different ways, so we thought it best to let you share your memories with us through our photo gallery. Simply upload your photo of you or your family's observance to our gallery above and be sure to tell us what's happening in the photo in the caption. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A list of activities for you and your family this Memorial Day weekend.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Memorial Day weekend is almost here and there are a few parades and events happening locally and beyond. Here's what's happening: Tri-Boro Memorial Dal Parade When/Where: Monday at 9 a.m. the parade will begin in Bloomingdale continuing into Butler and concluding at the Kinnelon Municipal Building. Why Go: Local organizations will be marching in the parade and community residents are invited to participate as well by decorating their bikes and riding along or just walking along with the parade. Cost: Free 26th Annual Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade When/Where: Saturday at 9 a.m. the ceremonies will start, and the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Robert's Garden and will continue at the VFW Post 3401 on Route 53. Why Go: To see over 100…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Local children honor veterans who died in observance of Memorial Day.
American flags were placed in the ground at the graves of veterans who have passed away in seven cemeteries throughout Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale this week. The Butler VFW American Legion Post 154 has been inviting local Scout troops to help place the flags for more than 20 years Elmer Bott, a member, said Wednesday. Bott said this year, over 1,000 flags were placed in the cemeteries, with 300 flags placed at the cemetery at Our Lady of the Magnificat Church in Kinnelon and more than 600 flags placed at Mount Calvary in Butler. On Wednesday, Bloomingdale Troop 86 and Pack 86 placed flags at the Mount Rest Cemetery, in Butler. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day …
Montville mother describes her son's recovery from horrific injuries to return to Marine unit at annual Memorial Day event in Morristown.
The worst visit that can happen for a parent of a Marine during wartime is a visit from two Marines in dress blues. “That means your child is dead,” said Landi Simone of Montville, whose son, Lance Cpl. Adrian Simone, now 20, lost his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in July 2011. Instead, she said, she got a phone call from a Marine who asked if her husband was at home so they could all talk together. Simone was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the Morris County Memorial Day Service held on the lawn at the County courthouse in Morristown, before several hundred onlookers. The Freeholder board presented 13 Morris County Distinguished Military service medals to veterans at the …