Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop beamed on the steps of Jersey City’s City Hall while announcing his City Council memebers this morning at the start of the first-ever Jersey City Veteran’s Day parade.
Fulop a former Marine who joined the Marines after 9/11 and served in Dessert Storm announced his Council memebers and NJ State elected officials one by one and proudly decared which ones served in the United States Marines, both Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano and Jersey City Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera are former Marines as well as current NJ State Assemblyman Raj Mukhenji , Fulop smiled and said to the crowd ” See where I am going with this folks.”
Fulop also mentioned that State Senator Sandra Cunningham who was in attendance was married to a former Marine the late Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez spoke about Jersey City and Hudson County’s sacrafice to defend our nation
It was with this pride and enthusiam from all participants that surrounded today’s first ever Jersey City First-Ever Veteran’s Day Parade that made it an overwhelming success that can only grow larger with each year.
With hundred of Veteran’s and active Military service members marching some in uniform and more folks linning the streets, you could feel the excitement as Jersey City residents from all backgrounds and cultures held up the American flags and said “Thank You” to the many Veterans and servicemen in the parade.