Paramus Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Paramus Veterans Memorial Home resident John Lemenmeier gets special treatment from the Liberty Belles when he celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 20. During the ceremony he was presented with the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal. In addition to the staff and residents who attended the birthday bash, Lemenmeier was joined by more than 30 members of his family. Lemenmeier was born in Austria in 1909. His family moved to the United States and Union City in 1912. Lemenmeier served in the Army during World War II and saw combat service in both North Africa and Italy. Photos by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA.