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Teterboro Tribute To Veterans Held At NJ Aviation Hall Of Fall

Youngsters met several members of the military.
Youngsters met several members of the military. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Veterans from area posts attended the event.
Veterans from area posts attended the event. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Military members honored those in service with a 21-gun salute in Teterboro.
Military members honored those in service with a 21-gun salute in Teterboro. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Members of the Wood-Ridge Junior and Senior High School Glee Club sang at the event.
Members of the Wood-Ridge Junior and Senior High School Glee Club sang at the event. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Joseph Lennox, president of the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame
Joseph Lennox, president of the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
The Hasbrouck Heights High School Marching Band performed.
The Hasbrouck Heights High School Marching Band performed. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scouts
Hasbrouck Heights Boy Scouts Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola
Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Assemblywoman Marlene Caride
Assemblywoman Marlene Caride Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro
Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
A number of groups honored veterans in Teterboro.
A number of groups honored veterans in Teterboro. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule

TETERBORO, N.J. — “They gave their tomorrows so we can have their today," Joseph Lennox, president of the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, told a gathering during a salute Sunday to veterans and 9-11 memorial remembrance.

Military service members joined a number of veterans’ organizations, emergency service units, religious leaders, politicians and youth activity groups to honor those who answered the call of duty -- and, especially, those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“We have so many people honoring those who most deserve to be honored," Lennox told the gathering. "Freedom isn’t free.”

Keynote speaker Stew Golding noted that technology was limited during World War II.

Golding flew a B-26 Marauder medium bomber in more than 50 missions.

“A lot of people don’t know what it took for the logistics,” he said, noting that troops also had to deal with noise, chaos, and poor weather conditions.

Along with patriotic songs, speeches and presentations, the event included a 21-gun salute and a remembrance for civilians and emergency service workers killed in the 9-11 attacks.

“Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to recognize the contributions that veterans have given to our country," Master of Ceremonies Fritz Rehtage said. "I think they brought back a wide range of experiences that helped enhance America."

Dozens appeared at the event to sing patriotic songs and observe formal marches and performances on the clear autumn day.

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