Sunday, May 24, 2009

An Invitation from Piv

Over the past 25 years, I have seen many people come forward with a desire to serve in elected office. I always find it interesting to see Plainfield through the eyes of a candidate. Once a person decides to step forward, what does he or she perceive as important in civic life?

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:

"Dear Friends,
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.
Jim Pivnichny"

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.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Piv still saluted George Bush and voted against Obama.

9:24 AM  
Blogger olddoc said...

Bernice,The memorial in the triange island was built in memory of those who served (and died) in WWI as well as serendipitously the Spanish American and Mexican War. I mentioned elsewhere that the VFW of the post WWI & WWII era boycotted rituals at the memorial although I am not clear why except it had to do with the inscription on its base.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:24 AM...what's your point?

8:47 PM  
Blogger TwoSmokinBarrels said...


During the final week of the primary, why on earth would you solicit a message from 'Piv'?!

You dont have to worry about the risk of JG labeling you as a Republican, but you yourself allow for interpretation to portray as such a way.


8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if PIV was truly the best candidate? I don't understand anyone who, after living under at least 2 decades of bad governance in Plainfield under the Democrats, would not even consider that there might be a better way? It's sad when political ideology gets in the way of doing what might be the right thing.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a lifelong democrat, I am saddened in knowing I will be voting for a Republican for Governor. Maybe that is the way for local votes too??

3:32 PM  

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