November 12, 2002
RAHWAY REMEMBERS VETERANS
James Kennedy and some 100 residents braved the
rain on Monday, November 11 to thank the men and women who served
nationís military at the cityís veterans memorial at the
corner of West Grand and St. Georges Avenues.
The ceremony was the cityís annual Veteranís Day
commemoration, which is sponsored by the Rahway Veterans Central
This yearís featured speaker was Paul Sutton,
President of the New Jersey State Council of the Vietnam Veterans
Day began as a tribute to those lost in World War I as Armistice
Day, which officially received its name in America in 1926 through
a Congressional resolution. It
became a national holiday 12 years later by similar Congressional
the end of World War II in 1945, Congress was requested to make
this day an occasion to honor those who have served America in all
wars. In 1954,
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November
11 as Veterans Day.
For more information on the origins of Veterans Day,
visit the official web site of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs.
here to view more pictures from the event.