Ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for Veterans Memorial in Braddock Park

NORTH HUDSON – The grand opening of the new Veterans Memorial in James J. Braddock North Hudson Park will take place at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.
The new Veterans Memorial will be home to five bronze plaques honoring each of the five services of the United States military. It replaces a run-down “dust-bowl” pick-up soccer space that had drawn complaints from neighbors in the past.
The new, nearly two-acre Veterans Memorial will eventually host other history-related installations and should become a point of destination for local school children and veterans groups seeking space to hold ceremonies.
Suburban Consulting Engineers of Flanders, New Jersey designed the space and Applied Landscape Technologies of Montville, New Jersey constructed it at a cost of approximately $1.1 million. The new Veterans Memorial is part of a larger county re-investment in Braddock Park of $6.1 million that includes new ball fields and other amenities.
Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise and Freeholder Anthony Vainieri will be joined by North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff, and local veterans for the ribbon cutting. The North Bergen High School Choir will sing the national anthem as part of the program.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the north end of the park, across from the Burger King on Bergenline Avenue at 90th Street.

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