Mike Pace next to the wreath
Mike Polanski of the Court Street Merchants Association
Assembywoman Joan Millman
No matter if you believe, like me, that not all military interventions are justified, the men and women who gave their lives for this country should be honored, especially on Memorial Day.
A group of Carroll Gardeners set aside some time on Monday to gather in front of the War Memorial in Carroll Park for a short ceremony and wreath-laying organized by the Court Street Merchants, the Friends Of Carroll Park. Assemblywoman Joan Millman also attended and reminded us that we are not ensured our liberty. Rather, freedom is something to be achieved through involvement and through voting in order to preserve our democracy.
It was great turn-out of young and old and the ceremony was very moving.
I cannot think of a better way to commemorate this day than to make you aware of a wonderful, thought provoking interview in The Sun with war veteran Paul Chappell on the need to end wars, entitled "Fighting With Another Purpose." It should be required reading for everyone on Memorial Day.