East Orange Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony


At 11:00 AM by the City Hall Clock, the East Orange Veterans assembled at the World War II Memorial at City Hall Plaza for the annual wreath ceremony. Mayor Robert L. Bowser participated for his last time doing so as Mayor. Mayor Elect Lester Taylor was in the audience, but stayed in the background.

The Cicely Tyson choir sang several selections, including "Taps" and ended with "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, which I captured on video (below).

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing by the Cicely Tyson Choir- Veterans' Day 11/11/13 from James Gerrish on Vimeo.

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I did not stay for the speeches, but spent the rest of the morning down at the Senior Garden in front of the Post Office, picking up litter so I could take a photo I would not be ashamed to put in this collection of East Orange historical memories.

Link to previous photos of this tiny Senior Garden

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