PLAINFIELD, NJ — Veterans Day, which originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I, honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.  This year, the federal holiday falls on Monday, Nov. 11, and events in and around Plainfield will honor veterans.

On Saturday, the Plainfield Cardinals High School Alumni Association will host a free military veterans brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas Hall Temple St. Mary's, located at 722 St. Mary's Ave.  All military veterans are welcome.

The City of Plainfield will hold its annual ceremony to honor military veterans at City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave.  The service will begin at 10 a.m.

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Additionally, the Union County Clerk's Office is offering free services to Veterans.

  • Eligible military veterans who are Union County residents that they can obtain free proof of service ID cards
  • Union County veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 discharge papers can do so by bringing the original honorable discharge papers to the County Clerk’s office in Elizabeth or Westfield office
  • Veterans who have already filed their DD-214 papers can obtain a copy free of charge from the County Clerk.
  • The County Clerk also provides Veteran Peddlers Licenses free of charge. 
  • An online directory of discounts for goods and services offered to veterans by Union County businesses is available at the County Clerk’s Veteran Discounts page,


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