Recognition of Mr. Edward Reilly, Jr. and His Service to The Neptune township Democratic Organization -- (Extensions of Remarks - May 14, 2004)
HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.
OF NEW JERSEY
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2004
Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to honor an exemplary individual, as well as a dear friend, Mr. Edward Reilly, Jr., It seems only fitting that Mr. Reilly be honored by the Neptune Township Democratic Organization, in recognition of his many years of selfless dedication to family and community.
In 1964, Edward and his loving wife Betty became Monmouth County Democratic Committeepersons or District Leaders. Today, eight U.S. Presidents later, Edward continues to serve, having taken on the additional responsibility of Neptune Township Democratic Municipal Chairman. Edward and Betty are also the proud parents of 10 children.
A recipient of a Purple Heart and various other awards for his bravery and service in the U.S. Army during World War II, Edward Reilly has applied that same level of commitment to his local community. He has been involved in the legal profession for many years, serving as counsel to the Neptune Township Committee, and Assistant County Counsel for the Country of Monmouth. In addition, he is a past commander of the American Legion in Newark.
My Speaker, Edward Reilly's entire life has been dedicated to the democratic process and serving this Nation and his community with honor and dignity. I would like to ask my colleagues to join me in honoring a good friend and a respected public servant.