On Monday we held our Annual Veterans Day Parade here in West Harrison. It was a day filled with emotion and pride as our community turned out to honor all of our Veterans. Below I have included several photos of the day and I hope you enjoy. God Bless our Veterans and all who are currently serving in the armed forces of the Unites States as well as their family members and friends.
Our own Father Peter gave the Invocation and Benediction. Benny DeFonce who does such a great job organizing the Veterans Day parade is also seen on the stage at the right.
The United States Marines.
The Harrison High School band marches down Underhill Avenue toward Taylor Square.
Veterans gather at the Monument in Taylor Square.
Rifles fire in a gun salute.
General Evo Riguzzi addresses the crowd.
Our Mayor Ron Belmont thanked everyone for being there and thanked all of our Veterans for their heroic service.
Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini offered encouraging remarks to everyone in attendance.
A Memorial dedicated to all those we lost on September 11, 2001 stands near the Veterans Monument in Taylor Square.