NORTH ARLINGTON (Sept. 23, 2010) — On Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., the New Jersey State Organization of AMVETS will conduct a memorial service for its deceased members of all wars. The VFW and American Legion are invited. Governor Chris Christie and other dignitaries have been invited. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the Meadowlands Hall. The ceremony will be held at the carillon, which was built by Philip Spanola, an AMVET and Post Commander of Post 20, Post State Commander and currently state judge advocate. Spanola served honorably in the U.S. Army and with the Jersey City Police Department. He received Service and Police Meritorious awards. As a councilman, he assisted senior citizens in North Arlington. Phil volunteered his time to erect a carillon to honor all veterans. He worked to get the project finished by October 2007. Phil and his wife Marie have three children and five grandchildren.