ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: Memorial Day is clearest when you see it through the eyes of a local town — like Saddle Brook, where a monument that includes five flagpoles flying the colors of America’s military branches were dedicated during a spirit-raising event made possible by VFW Post 3484.
The flags of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard were raised Memorial Day morning at Veterans Field.
A US flag set on a separate pole flew behind them.
The VFW put up the $25,000 for the monument, and its members — including VFW 3484 Commander Raymond Heffernan — watched with pride as members of each of the military branches raised the colors.
The flag poles themselves were literally funded by the community:VFW 3484 Commander Raymond Heffernan
Along with individuals, several township organizations contributed — among them, the police, fire and ambulance squads, as well as the local veterans groups.
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