Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Honoring Veterans


IMG_0349 Today we honor America's veterans, and one of the best places in the Meadowlands to do so is the AMVETS Memorial Carillon on Disposal Road.

If you've ever gone birding along Disposal Road, you're probably familiar with the AMVETS Carillon.

The carillon chimes on the quarter hour, with a lengthier anthem on the hour. Then first time you walk by when it chimes, it catches you by surprise but the pealing may be appealing once you get accustomed to it.

 There are several AMVETS carillons nationwide, including one at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Va. For more information on the AMVETS Carillon program, click here.

Background on Veterans Day is here.