To the Editor:
On behalf of all officers and members of our World War I Historical Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 and Veterans Museum, I would like to thank the Bayonne Board of Education, District Administration, our many sponsors, committee members, and our community for a successful second Field of Heroes honoring our veterans. You not only honored all veterans; but also gave special tribute to John Baccarella, Alfred E. Bell, Donald J. Cruden (posthumously), Barry Dugan, Donald Miller, and Frank Polera (posthumously).
We thank our dedicated committee members who went above and beyond to ensure this program was just as exceptional as the First 2016 Field of Heroes initiated by Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Ed.D.: Dr. Michael A. Wanko, Dr. Dennis Degnan, Timothy Craig, Daniel Ward, Neil Carroll, Hon. Theodore Garelick, Richard Baccarella, James Pondillo, Victoria Del Regno, R.N., Bayonne High School, Honor Guards and Veterans’ Color Guards. This event was touched by the musical renditions for our veterans performed by our Bayonne High School Band. There are so many who are worthy of special thanks.
A special thanks to all our sponsors: Bayonne Chapter UNICO, BCB Community Bank, The Chandelier Restaurant, Donohue, Gironda, Doria & Tomkins, LLC, Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, J&J Printing Co., Rosemary Kellner, Allstate Insurance, McCabe Ambulance Service, and Jason O’Donnell and Family.
All proceeds from the 2017 Field of Heroes keeps our World War I Historical Joyce VFW Post 226 Veterans Museum Educational Lecture Tour Program ongoing through the year for our youth and our community.
We sincerely thank you.
Commander and Museum Founder Glen J. Flora
Senior Vice Commander and Museum Curator Joseph Kennedy
Commander’s Aide & Tour Coordinator Jackie S. George, Esquire
Main Speakers: Commander Glen Flora, Mayor Richard Rutkowski, Chuck Gallagher, Peter Mahalson, Louis Rowan, Chaplain Joe Kochanski, John Scafidi, and Joe Formola
COMMANDER GLEN J. FLORA