Thanks from the Grand Marshal

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bayonne General Casimir Pulaski Parade Memorial Committee and the Chairman, Richard Romelczyk, for selecting me as the 2018 Bayonne Contingent Grand Marshal. This Committee works tirelessly to keep our Polish heritage alive and well in Bayonne.

From the Sashing Brunch to the Wreath Laying Ceremony and from the NYC Gala to the Flag Raising, the Committee ensures a wonderful experience, memories that my family and I will cherish forever. These events have functioned to build up an abundance of excitement and pride as we led up to parade day.

It was a tremendous honor to lead hundreds of my family members, friends, and the Bayonne Polish community up Fifth Avenue in the 81 st annual Pulaski Day Parade, in New York City on October 7. I had the privilege to join prior Grand Marshals and feel grateful to have had Mayor James Davis spend the entire event with us.

Having the opportunity to be the Grand Marshal was not a celebration of me and my efforts but was instead a celebration of the Kopacz family legacy who has come before me.

Again, thank you for this prestigious honor. I look forward to continued involvement with this esteemed organization for many years to come. God bless you and God bless Bayonne!

KENNETH KOPACZ
Hudson County Freeholder, District One
2018 Bayonne Contingent Marshal of the Pulaski Day Parade

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