HEAT ALERT

Excessive heat watch issued for parts of New Jersey with sizzling temperatures

NJ's fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day

Residents across New Jersey paid tribute to the country's fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. In Englewood, residents gathered as veterans read the names of the 107 men and women from the town who lost

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2015, 3:38 AM

Updated 3,312 days ago

Share:

Residents across New Jersey paid tribute to the country's fallen soldiers this Memorial Day.
In Englewood, residents gathered as veterans read the names of the 107 men and women from the town who lost their lives fighting for the United States. Many who attended the ceremony say this is what Memorial Day should be about.
"Take a moment of silence and remember every man and woman that has given up their life for your freedom and the choice they made," said Englewood Police Sgt. Oscar Hernandez.
Similar ceremonies were held across New Jersey, including at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel. Hundreds of New Jersey residents gathered there to honor the fallen.
Noreen Nigota's loved one is among those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
"It's not about cookouts, hamburgers and hot dogs," she says. "It's about the men who sacrificed their lives."
The entire stretch of the Sea Girt boardwalk was adorned with American flags, another way residents marked the day.


More from News 12
2:18
2 beaches close due to over-capacity amid record-breaking season of beach badge sales

2 beaches close due to over-capacity amid record-breaking season of beach badge sales

1:58
HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory in effect for New Jersey with extreme highs expected all week

HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory in effect for New Jersey with extreme highs expected all week

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

1:33
Water main break impacts hundreds in Paterson, including St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Water main break impacts hundreds in Paterson, including St. Joseph’s Medical Center

2:38
Gov. Murphy announces clemency program to let some offenders seek early release from prison

Gov. Murphy announces clemency program to let some offenders seek early release from prison

1:30
Thousands attend Juneteenth celebration at Liberty State Park

Thousands attend Juneteenth celebration at Liberty State Park

1:54
Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

Historic Glimmer Glass Bridge closed between Brielle and Manasquan until July 1 for safety repairs

Devils acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames

Devils acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames

0:23
Vote-by-mail ballots now available for 10th Congressional District special primary election in July

Vote-by-mail ballots now available for 10th Congressional District special primary election in July

0:19
Denville imposes outdoor water restrictions until June 30

Denville imposes outdoor water restrictions until June 30

0:31
Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

2:04
NJ Transit: Service into and out of NY Penn Station on schedule following disruptions

NJ Transit: Service into and out of NY Penn Station on schedule following disruptions

0:23
Motorcycle crashes in Jersey City near Communipaw intersection

Motorcycle crashes in Jersey City near Communipaw intersection

2:06
Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

1:27
Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

0:52
Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

2:28
Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

14:52:13
13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

13 cool tips to help you stay healthy during the summer heat

1:34
What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce

What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's Sunday sauce