Vets angered by Memorial Day event cancellation in Paterson
(AP) - Veterans in northern New Jersey are angryto see a Memorial Day tradition come to an end. For the first time in 30 years, the main post office in Patersondidn't hold an event where participants read the names of postalworkers who died on the battlefield. A wreath-laying ceremonynormally follows, and participants then proceed to the city's mainmilitary monuments. Veterans view the events as the traditional kickoff ofPaterson's Memorial Day celebration. But they were told postalofficials couldn't afford the cost - estimated at $1,000. Postmaster Timothy Kennedy could not be reached for commentMonday, as the post office was closed for the holiday. But Walter Porter Jr., a 91-year-old World War II veteranwounded by a sniper in Germany, called the cancellations "adisgrace."