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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Cosmo Paris

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 16th through Wednesday, January 22nd at the State House building in honor of Firefigher Cosmo Paris. Paris was a 18 year member of the Independent Hook and Ladder Company #1 of the Cliffside Park Fire Department. He died Jan. 8 after suffering a heart attack on his way home from a 16-hour shift standing watch in frigid temperatures at a building where a fire alarm had gone off.
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Half-Staff New York Flags – Honoring Richard Pedro

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 16th in the State of New York in honor of Richard Pedro. Mr. Pedro served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1947 during World War II. Following his discharge, he began what would become a long career of serving Veterans. Mr. Pedro served as an active member of the American Legion over sixty-five years. His service included being National Commander of the American Legion, Commander, New York State American Legion and 29 years as the Adjutant of the New York State American Legion. In 2012, Pedro was awarded the honorary title of Past National Commander.
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