PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER
Parker, an aging service provider throughout New Jersey, invited its residents and participants who have served the country to a unique Memorial Day service honoring a local family on May 23, in conjunction with Elmwood Cemetery. The Howell family had a grandfather who survived World War II and a father who died in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. More than a dozen Parker veterans of the Highland Park facility were in attendance. The ceremony included a poem reading of “Dulce Et Decorum est,” written by the famous World War I soldier and local poet, Joyce Kilmer, in 1914. Participants wrapped up the service with the playing of “Taps.” Pictured is Bob Gutworth, a resident at Parker.