First Flag Day Ceremony to be Held June 14

June 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks, Boy Scouts, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Basilone Parade Committee and the Bridgewater Creative Arts Committee are sponsoring the first Flag Day Festival at Duke Island Park June 14.

The event will be held at the park on Old York Road from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This is the first Flag Day event, and it will feature live music, food vendors, a display of historic military vehicles and flag folding demonstrations. There will also be arts and crafts, collections for soldiers and performances by local performers.

Sign Up for E-News

"The American Flag is a symbol around the world of freedom and opportunity, of hope and righteousness, and of safety and of friendship," said Council President Matthew Moench. "In tough times, American turn to the flag for a sign of solidarity, hope and strength. Our allies around the world know that they can rely upon Americans to come to their aid, and our enemies, foreign and domestic, know that the might of the American people stands ready to defend our freedoms and to protect our way of life."

"I am asking our residents to join with me in flying their flags from June 14, Flag Day, through July 4, in honor of our nation and our flag," he added. "We are one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, and I ask that you join with me and proudly display our flag."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater-Raritan

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 21, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature-Infused Yoga Winter Series

Green Health & Wellness

Sat, January 21, 12:00 PM

Somerset-Hills

Launching of Central Jersey Community Coalition

Sat, January 21, 12:00 PM

Somerset-Hills

Launching of Central Jersey Community Coalition

Where's the Replacement?

January 17, 2017

To the Editor:

As a chair of the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, Congressman Leonard Lance has been a strong advocate for those who have been stricken with uncommon health issues and last year helped to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Yet on Friday, Congressman Lance voted to take away the health insurance of those very souls he claims to be on the side of.

The Affordable Care Act makes ...

Raritan Man Arrested for Obstruction After Attempting to Physically Prevent Arrest, Raritan Police Say

January 18, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritn man was arrested for obstruction after he tried to physically prevent his arrest after he was found to have an active warrant following a motor vehicle stop Jan. 13, according to Raritan Borough Police.

Kristoffer Lusterio, 32, was arrested for an active warrant out of the Raritan Borough Municipal Court following a motor vehicle stop, and then was charged with ...

Area Teen Magician Receives Performing Arts Award

January 14, 2017

Evan Brochinsky, a local teenage magician, was recently honored by Somerset County 4-H with a county award in Performing Arts.

Brochinsky is a member and past officer of the Somerset County 4-H Magicians Guild, the county’s magic club.

When asked about Brochinsky and the award, club leader Conrad Colon said, “Evan is amazing! He is a natural entertainer and has a passion ...

Ciattarelli Kicks off Gubernatorial Campaign at Somerville Elks Jan. 19

January 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, will formally kick off his campaign Thursday, Jan. 19 with a reception at the Somerville Elks after his announcement last week that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November.

“Overwhelmed and humbled doesn’t begin to describe how my family ...

Are Giant Football Players at Risk for Heart Disease?

Football, by many measures, is America’s favorite sport. Over the holidays, many people spent their time rooting for their favorite college or professional football team. While cheering for your team's 300-pound linemen to protect your quarterback and pick up the pass rush, consider the effects of playing the sport on an athlete's heart health. It is known that obesity and ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, ...