Today the Borough of Hopatcong recognizes PO 3rd Class Richard R. Belar for his service to our county. The Proclamation was read and given to the family during the Hopatcong Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29, 2021.
You can see PO 3rd Class Richard R. Belar Hometown Hero banner near the River Styx Bridge.
BOROUGH OF HOPATCONG
WHEREAS, the greatest acknowledgement of our freedom is to honor our armed forces veterans who have sacrificed and in many instances paid the ultimate price for our freedom; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Hopatcong recognizes and respects our numerous Town veterans for their many contributions; and
WHEREAS, we, along with millions of other Americans, can attest to the importance of their sacrifices and contributions for our freedom and security; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Hopatcong realizes that many veterans who gave so much of themselves came home without any recognition, denied educational and occupational opportunities; and
WHEREAS, we value and appreciate that the veteran population of our Town contributes handsomely to the social, economic and political successes of our Town through programs, and active participation; and
WHEREAS, both men and women of our armed forces continue to be an inspiration to all of us through their demonstration of courage, leadership and commitment in service to our community and country; and
WHEREAS, we in the Borough of Hopatcong will always remember and pay homage to our military community, both active and inactive, for their contribution, dedication and commitment to the cause of our freedom.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that in observance of our Hometown Heroes, each honored veteran will have their own day in the Borough of Hopatcong and we proudly salute and give special honor and recognition to the men and women who served us in our armed forces.
Dated this 9th Day of June 2021
PO 3rd Class Richard R. Belar
3rd Class, US Navy
USS Charleston LKA 113
10/18/83 – 10/18/87
Michael Francis, Mayor
May 29, 2021
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