A time to say thank you

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Bayonne Columbus Committee, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual Columbus Day Parade a wonderful and memorable event. This day could not have been possible without the help of so many people. We would like to give special thanks:
To all the members of the Bayonne community who support all our events year round, making this day possible.
To all our past and present honorees and their families for their assistance throughout the year.
To the Mayor Mark Smith, the Municipal Council members, state and county officials, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez and Father Joseph Barbone for their continued support.
To the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic War Veterans, all the marching bands and dance groups, and all the contingents from our community organizations.
To Dr. Patricia McGeehan and the Bayonne Board of Education for the participation of the school system, complete with students, staff, and mascots, and cheerleaders.
To the members of the Bayonne Police Department, Fire Department, Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, IMTT Fire Department, and McCabe’s Ambulance.
To the Department of Public Works and the MUA.
To Cablevision, “The Jersey Journal,” and “The Bayonne Community News.”
To our parade announcers, Joseph Doria and Gianfranco Alfieri.
To the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO.
To everyone who came out to watch and cheer!
To the members of the Bayonne Columbus Committee and their families for their hard work and dedication, without which this day could not be possible.
Everyone involved showed pride in our community, pride in our Italian and American heritage, and worked together to make this a meaningful event for the people of the City of Bayonne. We look forward to next year, when we celebrate our 33rd anniversary.

Vice President
Parade Chairman
Bayonne Columbus Committee

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