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Jasmine Lim
Participant

Almost every governmental office in NJ is closed on Veterans Day, however, schools are open. We have an official ceremony at Veterans Park which is sponsored by the VFWs and the Township. Every 3rd grader from the 10 public schools and 1 parochial schools are bussed in & provided with flags and perform 2 songs. This year the middle school band also performed. Having the school children also brings many parents. The veterans and others love having the school children there. This year the ceremony was so well attended that we needed to use overflow parking on an adjacent property. The only reason I can think of is that more residents came out because of the Ft. Hood tragedy.