Teaneck event hosts veterans from World War II, Korean War

The Heritage Pointe Retirement village hosted a ceremony Monday to honor its veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War.

The Heritage Pointe Retirement village hosted a ceremony Monday to honor its veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War.

The Heritage Pointe Retirement village hosted a ceremony Monday to honor its veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War. (11/11/13)

TEANECK - The Heritage Pointe Retirement village hosted a ceremony Monday to honor its veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War.

A high school student played "Taps" to an audience of veterans and their friends at the event in Teaneck.

World War II veteran Herb Ehrlich talked about the dangers soldiers faced every day. "We had to contend with the enemy, whose sole purpose was to kill or capture,” said Ehrlich. “We were harassed with low-level bombings and machine gun fire, as well as small arms, rifle, cannon, grenade, and artillery shelling."

Ehrlich also talked about the need for more programs to help soldiers adjust to civilian life once back from duty.

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