Posted by George Enright on December 13, 2003 at 04:20:56:
In Reply to: THE LITTLE PARK ON THE CORNER - PART ONE posted by Ricardo Kaulessar, Urban Times News on July 24, 2003 at 15:10:28:
The park was named after two Pamrapo Avenue residents who were killed in World War II. It was dedicated soon after and became a stop on the Memorial Day Parade route where each year a wreath was placed and taps were played. The parade was walked by Veterans of Foreign Wars and typically walked from Mercer park, up Pamrapo Avenue, down Old Bergen Road, past each park to triangle park on Kator Avenue where it turned down to Ocean Avenue and north to the old Skinner post, where each year a roll call was performed and answered by the survivors and a celebration was held in their honor. The old Skinner post (VFW) was on Ocean Avenue beteen the supermarket and the tombstone store. I believe it is now a church.
The park had a sign with the name of the park made of wood. The sign was torn down by ? one night and never replaced. That occurred around 77-79 time. My uncle, John Enright, was the Enright the park was named after.
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