Salute: Parsippany Pays Tribute at Festival Honoring Veterans

July 13, 2013  Parsippany, New Jersey

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Salute to Our Vet 1Despite the threat of rain, dozens of residents turned out for a special tribute to veterans Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 46 East.

Salute to our Vets is a two-day festival aimed at raising money for the nonprofit organizations N.J. Fallen Soldiers and Operation Chill Out, which aids homeless veterans. The festival also showcases free support services available for veterans.

Louis Antonacci, a World War II veteran, said the event helped provide him with valuable information.

œ”So far, I think (the event) is doing great,” Antonacci said.

The event also features family fun as such as prize giveaways, live music, games, arts and crafts, food and more than 40 vendors.

Salute to our Vets is sponsored by the office of the Mayor of Parsippany, Extreme Energy Solutions of Ogdensburg, Graphic Images of Budd Lake and produced by Spirit of the Arts Foundation.

“We must recognize and assists those that have sacrificed their lives in the name of protecting our freedoms,” commented Samuel K. Burlum, CEO and President of Extreme Energy Solutions, “they have given so much to our country and yet ask for little in return. We must make it a mission to help our Veterans in need.”

The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. on July 13 and July 13. Admission is $10 admission for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 7 and disabled veterans.


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