On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian Islands. On December 7th, 2018 veterans from all around Whippany paid tribute to the military veterans who fought and died during that attack.
The tribute ceremony took place at the American Legion Post #155 where they were the hosts. There were members of the American Legion and their auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League in attendance along with the general population. The 45-50 people including members of Boy Scout Troop 155 paid a somber tribute to the memories of that day.
The Slattery members there were Ron Engle, Eddie Moscariello, Tony Ozmianski iand Tom Miller.
The American Legion Senior Vice Commander, Mike McCorry was the Master of Ceremonies for the night. It started with a little history, then the American Legion Chaplain, Ron Engle did his part. Then the participants from WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Gulf Wars and women Auxilary lite candles. It finished with a bit more from the American Legion Commander, Gary Giampino and finally Ron Engle played "Taps" on his toy bugle. It was a nice respectful ceremony.
After the ceremony the participants and audience were treated to great meatball sandwiches and drinks before retiring for the night.