Parker at Highland Park, Elmwood Cemetery of North Brunswick honor family with connections to World War II




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.