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Sgt. Dominick Pilla School Dedication now available to view

The Sgt. Dominick Pilla School Dedication is now available to view in its entirety on our YouTube channel at the link below. The dedication, which took place on Saturday, April 6, officially changed the school’s name from Lincoln Avenue Middle School to honor Pilla, an Army Ranger who gave his life at age 21 while serving his country in Somalia. He was a 1990 Vineland High School graduate.

The dedication featured an 85-motorcycle procession and the landing of a Black Hawk helicopter on the school’s playground. Several local dignitaries, district and school board members, and Pilla’s family spoke during the ceremony to a crowd of over 800 people.

Please click the following link for a photo gallery from the day, thanks to Vineland Board of Education member, F. John Sbrana and wife, Carla:

In addition to the streaming version, the dedication ceremony will also be aired on our two television stations, Comcast channel 9 and Verizon Fios channel 41, at the following times:

Thursday, April 11 at 7pm
Friday, April 12 at 6pm
Saturday, April 13 at 10am and 6pm
Sunday, April 14 at 10am and 6pm
Monday, April 15 at 7pm

Those who would like a DVD copy of the ceremony may fill out the attached order form to have one mailed:

Special thank you to Doug Deola, crew chief for VPS Broadcasting, for his coverage of the event.