Photo by Karen Zautyk
On Veterans Day, the Township of Kearny added this new memorial to Monument Park on Kearny Ave. It will commemorate local members of the armed forces who make the supreme sacrifice in the War on Terrorism. The first name inscribed is that of Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, who was killed in Iraq. The monument was designed by Thomas J. Goffredo of the North Arlington firm of Thomas Meloro & Son, which crafted the stone. Now in its 97th year, the company created most of the memorials that now grace the park. When you can, pay a visit and ponder the names on all the stones. They deserve to be remembered year-round, not just in November and May.