New Providence Veteran’s Day Remembrance 2019
The New Providence community, along with family and friends, gathered at American Legion Post 433 for an ‘Eleventh Hour Service’ on Veterans Day. On November 11, 1918 The Armistice was signed, ending WWI.
2019 is the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion having been chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as “the patriotic organization devoted to mutual helpfulness and social change for hundreds of benefits for our veterans and the important programs for our children and youth.”
The American Legion Post #433 members lead an inspiring service beginning at 11:11 a.m., which was followed by guest speaker Robert R. Max of Summit, author of the book “The Long March Home: An American Soldier’s Life as a Nazi Slave Laborer,” who told his remarkable story to a standing room only crowd of about 80, who listened with rapt attention.
A large lunch buffet with food provided by local restaurants was served with the help of New Providence Lion’s Club volunteers who coordinated the pick-up, set-up and clean-up. The New Providence Senior Citizen Club members provided desserts. Guests also enjoyed music by local performers, Kathy Martin and Mary Damato, “The Cover Girls.”
Editor’s note: An attempt was made to photograph every veteran in attendance. We sincerely apologize for any omission.