Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • November 18, 2009 Glen Rock American Legion, VFW posts mark Veterans’ Day by John Koster Glen Rock American Legion Post #144 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #850 turned out on Veterans’ Day to place wreaths at the rock near Doremus Avenue and at the memorial on Harding Plaza near Glen Rock Borough Hall to remember those who served in the nation’s wars of the previous and present centuries. “This is one of the most elite clubs in the world,” said VFW Vice Commander Russ Campbell at the borough hall memorial. “At some point in their lives, they answered the nation’s clarion call. It’s part of our mission to remind people today that the price of liberty was their service.” Glen Rock Police Chief Frederick P. Stahman attended in full uniform to honor the veterans who turned out about 40 strong, with some of their relatives. Those in attendance said a prayer and placed wreaths at the monument flanked by the flagpoles that fly the flags of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Merchant Marine – designated for military honors for service during World War II. “I personally feel great gratitude to the men and women who served in the armed forces because they gave us the freedom we have today,” Chief Stahman said. “I also was gratified to see the excellent turnout, not only from the veterans, but from the other people in the community.” The ceremony was brief and the weather was chilly, but Above: Allen Maxfield, former officer on the U.S.S. Missouri, with Glen Rock Mayor John van Keuren. Top right: Former Glen Rock Police Chief Neil Finn was a Navy Corpsman with the Marines on Okinawa. Bottom right: Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Russ Campbell and American Legion’s Jeanne Rey with the wreaths at the Glen Rock Memorial. Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from Peter Says... ome “Remove most carpet stains with Ivory bar soap and a moistened toothbrush. Rinse with cool water”. 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 the veterans stood tall and straight as they showed their respect for those who fell in battle. Among the many local notables who attended this year’s ceremony were: American Legion Adjutant Allen Maxfield, who served as a naval officer on the U.S.S. Missouri during World War II, and was a substitute math teacher at Glen Rock High School for many years in the 1980s and 1990s. Former Mayor Richard Hahn, who served in the Navy toward the end of World War II. Former Glen Rock Police Chief Neil Finn, who served as a teenaged Navy Medical Corpsman with the U.S. Marines during the battle of Shuri Castle on Okinawa, the last land battle of World War II between the United States and Japan. Robert Freudenrich, Glen Rock’s first borough administrator, who served in the military during and after the Korean War in Korea. Former VFW Commander Tom Egan, a Vietnam veteran whose son is a veteran of the Iraq War. Here at the big tire, we offer all services for most vehicles at reasonable prices with local convenience! Roadside breakdowns are costly! Come in for our winter check-up and save money down the road. ������������� ������������������ ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �����&����� Your Friendly Neighborhood Service Center Fast • Trusted • Proven • Since 1935 209 S. Maple Ave., Ridgewood (between Spring & Prospect Streets 201-652-4818 �������������������� ® Gift Certificates Ridgewood YMCA Membership • Swim Lessons • Water Exercise • Strength Training • Fitness Classes • Sports • Art/Dance Classes Available in person or by phone. 112 OAK STREET, RIDGEWOOD • 201-444-5600 ext. 335 or 333