A Fitting Memorial to Veterans
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. outlined a new design for the Bloomfield Cemetery on Tuesday
Members of the Disabled American Veterans Post 22 of Belleville and Nutley joined officials from Bloomfield and other New Jerey municipalities on June 12 to outline plans to modernize Glendale Cemetery. Organinizing the event was Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who displayed an architectural rendering that depicted what that portion of the cemetery will look like when completed.
DiVincenzo explained that the Bloomfield cemetery is being upgraded to provide a fitting resting place for the U.S. military veterans who are buried there. A veterans' memorial will also be created to provide an area to host future memorial services or commemorations, he said.
Among those assembled under colorful umbrellas on Tuesday was Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill, Bloomfield Councilmen Mike Venezia and Elias Chalet, Glendale Cemetery President Dennis DeCarlo and Vice President and Board Member John Weller.
Michael Piga, a representative from French and Parrello Associates, the engineering company from Wall, NJ that designed the project, was also in attendance. Examples of French and Parrello's work can be seen at the Turtle Back Zoo Penguin Exhibit, the Sands Casino Resort in Pennsylvania, the Princeton Medical Center and the Essex County Minature Golf facility in West Orange.