A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
These young men of Belleville, New Jersey,
paid with their lives to prove "freedom is not free."
Our intent is to honor their sacrifice
Let us in Belleville forget none of the
117 who died in World War II,
the 21 who died in World War I,
the five who died in the Korean War era,
the 11 who died in Vietnam,
the three who died in the Civil War,
or the men who died in service during peace time.
Memorial Day Schedule
The Annual Belleville Memorial Day Observance will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016, with first ceremony starting at
10 a.m. Rutgers Street Bridge and Merchant Marine Maritime Memorial, wreath placement to honor Merchant Marine and Naval War Dead.
At 10:30 a.m. a service will be held at Belleville Township Hall, 152 Washington Ave. to honor fallen first responders, firefighters and police who perished in the line of duty.
At 11 a.m. the last ceremony will be held at Belleville Veterans Memorial located at corners of Tiona and Union Avenues to honor military veterans who perished in the line of duty. Honor Belleville resident and MOH Recipient PFC Henry Svehla.
Belleville to Rename Street for Fallen Vietnam War Hero
The township of Belleville, N.J., honored John Hoar by renaming Cleveland Street at Dow Street as Pfc. John Hoar Way. Hoar was 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam on Feb. 13, 1966. The public is invited to attend this ceremony to remember our Belleville son at noon on Saturday, February 13, 2015.
In September 2015, High Street at Van Houten Place was named in honor of Donald Saunders who was killed in Vietnam May 12, 1969.
In 2006, seven street names in the new residential development at Essex Park on Franklin Avenue were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service. Streets were named for Raymond De Luca, Carmine Olivo, Clatie Cunningham Jr. and William Hamilton.
The township continues to add street signs in honor of our fallen sons. For more information about this dedication ceremony, email Thomas Grolimond, chairman of the Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources collects what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.
Belleville Sons Honor Roll includes more information on Belleville actions in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, the Civil War diary of James C. Taylor, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and peacetime casualties.
Edited by Anthony Buccino and Andrea Buccino
Belleville and Nutley
by Anthony Buccino
A compilation documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley in the American Civil War. Publication includes information on six local soldiers killed in action in the War Between the States, plus information on the battle campaigns in which they gave up their lives. Also lists information on participation in various New Jersey and other state militias by local men.
Special Ceremony, July 4, 2015
Private Harmanus Brown was the first known soldier of Nutley to give his life in service to his new country. He is buried at the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery alongside more than five dozen local veterans of the American Revolution. The Belleville Historical Society dedicated a new monument to Private Harmanus Brown at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church on July 4, 2015.
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