Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2019

Union County Holds First Portuguese Flag Raising Ceremony in County History

Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Freeholders Sergio Granados and Angel G. Estrada and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte joined Pedro Monteiro, Consul-General of Portugal in Newark, and Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) Vice Chair Katherine Soares at the first annual Union County Portuguese flag raising ceremony in commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Communities. The Portuguese-American Community will be celebrating what has come to be known as “Portugal Day” throughout the month of June with various celebrations in several municipalities. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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