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Memorial pole dedicated to World War II POW

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The Griffin Family: Shown from left to right are Andrea and Autumn, great-granddaughter Nery Orne, great-granddaughter Mila DeMarco, grandson Michael, son-in-law Tony, daughter Donna, brother-in-law John Martinello, granddaughter Meghan Orne and Nathaniel Neary-Orne.
A memorial pole was dedicated in memory of World War II POW Cpl. John (Jack) Griffin at the corner of Essex and Mountain Avenues on Saturday, October 23.
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Shown, from left to right, are brother-in-law John Martinello, event organizer/Veterans Service Officer Marc Silvestri, grandson Michael, son-in-law Tony DiMarco, Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito, daughter Donna, Ward 3 Councillor candidate Al Terminiello, Mayor Brian Arrigo, City Council Vice President/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti, City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto and State Representative Jessica Giannino.
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A sign was dedicated in memory of World War II POW Cpl. John Griffin at the corner of Essex and Mountain Avenues.
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Jack Griffin’s grandson Michael said he taught everyone strength and patience.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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