At veterans' tribute, former Hamburg mayor urges renaming of park in their honor

Photo by Daniel Freel/New Jersey Herald – John Swank, of the New Jersey Legion, positions flags at the base of the High Point Monument during the Legion Annual High Point Service for New Jersey Veterans Sunday at High Point State Park. HIGH POINT STATE PARK — In ceremony marking the rededication of the High Point State Park monument to New Jersey’s veterans, the state commander of the Legion urged Sunday that the park itself be renamed to those who honorably served in the nation’s Armed Forces. Doing so, said former Legion state Commander Roger Gengaro, would be a fitting way to ensure the park remains true to the wishes of Col. Anthony and Susie Dryden Kuser, who donated the land for it in 1923 and who later paid for the construction of the iconic monument that was in honor of the nation’s veterans in June 1930. Gengaro’s comments were echoed by former Hamburg Mayor John Yanish, a veteran of World War II whom Gengaro credited for having first suggested the idea in a letter he him during the year. "In his opinion," said Gengaro, "the monument is […]

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