Former and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces were honored by the borough on Friday, Nov. 10 with a luncheon held at Spring Lake Manor.
Vietnam veteran Richard Carragher served as master of ceremonies.
“I appreciate the turnout every year,” said Mr. Carragher, who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. “Every year we have 125 to 130 people. Some people have been here since we started and naturally every year we lose some but we have new people coming into town and hearing about it.”
Mr. Carragher also serves as an active member of the luncheon committee, along with Councilwoman Sara King and Eileen Eilenburger.
John Tarantino, a committee member and World War II veteran who died two days short of his 98th birthday last year, was memorialized at the luncheon with a certificate, accepted by his close friend Gene Cuccaro. A portion of Route 71 has also been named in Mr. Tarantino’s honor by the borough.
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