Honoring our local families on Memorial Day

To the Editor:

An open letter to our Blue and Gold Star families of Bayonne: this year’s Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 30. The American Legion Bayonne Post 19 will lead this year’s parade. Our theme for this year’s parade is Blue and Gold honoring our Blue star families for those serving in the military and our Gold Star families who had a family member killed in defense of our country or died of wounds suffered from their service. We will also remember our POW/MIAs from Bayonne, especially Douglas O’Neill, still missing in action. Doug served during the Vietnam War.

The American Legion Bayonne Post 19 would be greatly honored if all the Blue and Gold Star families from Bayonne would join us in remembering those who are serving and honoring those we have lost.

Please contact the Post at (201) 858-9349 or John Zmyslowski at (201) 339-7036 or you can write us at the address at the top of this letter, please leave a forwarding address so we can get you details of the Memorial Day weekend’s events leading up to the parade on Monday.

For God and Country,
Mike Wilson
American Legion
Bayonne Post 19

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