Hardyston honors veterans

Hardyston. The township honored 151 veterans from the township with a ceremony on Nov. 9 that including a reading of names, honor walk and a dedication in Stockholm.

11 Nov 2019 | 02:20

Councilman Carl Miller read aloud the name of each veteran from the Hardyston “Honor Walk” during the Saturday, Nov. 9 Veterans Day ceremony.

Miller read 151 names in alphabetical order by last name starting with Hardyston Chief of Police Bret Alemy, USAF 377 SPS, and ending with Geo F. Zachmann, USA TECH 456th WWII.

The “Honor Walk” consists of individual engraved pavers honoring a specific Hardyston Township veteran, living or deceased, listing his/her name, branch and date of service. The “Honor Walk” is an ongoing effort and is located next to the granite monument honoring veterans at the Hardyston Township Municipal and Police Complex.

During the ceremony, a dedication of Cub Lane in the Stockholm section of Hardyston was made in honor of Leonard P. Riccardi, a US Navy WWII Veteran. Councilman Stanley Kula read aloud the official declaration.

Martin Schweighardt, US Navy Veteran, was guest speaker. Other speakers included local historian Phillip Crabb and Freeholder Dawn Fantasia. They all thanked veterans for their service and sacrifice.