An Invitation from Piv
At the risk of being called a Republican by Jerry Green, I am passing along an invitation from James Pivnichny, who will be on the ballot in November along with the June 2 Democratic primary winner and any independents who file on June 2. "Piv" has joined the ranks of bloggers commenting on Plainfield and has proposed an observance of Memorial Day.
Here is his message:
On our national day of remembrance it would be fitting to take some time to honor those who have throughout history made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of our country and the cause of freedom. I propose that the residents of Plainfield gather together to do this. We will meet at 11:00 AM on Memorial Day at the monument in front of City Hall for a brief ceremony. Please pass this word along to your friends and neighbors so that we may have as large a group as possible. Thank you, and I am looking forward to seeing you there.
As some may recall, the memorial was built through the efforts of a group of citizens in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2oth century wars. As far as I know, no other observances have been announced for Monday. Correction: The Courier News lists a 10 a.m. service at the War Memorial at Watchung Avenue and East Seventh Street, co-hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post7474 and American Legion Post 219. The ceremony will include refreshments.