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Monmouth County’s Gold Star Parent Card Offers Free Access to State Parks, Other Destinations

September 30, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — Coinciding with the recent observance of Gold Star Mothers’ Day, Monmouth County has launched the Gold Star Parent Identification Card, which will be issued to biological parents, legal guardians and other legal custodians of members of the U.S. armed forces who died while on active duty.

These ID cards will provide Gold Star parents with free access to New Jersey ...

Hillsborough VFW Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371 is now accepting entries to the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen scholarship competitions, according to Post Commander Tom Cellilli.

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.

Each year, ...

Raritan Celebrates John Basilone With Annual Parade Sunday

RARITAN, NJ - The annual John Basilone Parade marched through Raritan Sunday to honor the legacy of the late Marine.

Basilone, of Raritan, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both honors for World War ...

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

Raritan Post Office Ceremony Salutes Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan dignitaries and members of the Basilone family gathered at. St. Joseph’s Church Sept. 21 for the dedication ceremony renaming the Raritan Post Office as the Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone Post Office.

“This is a special town because of its rich history and the people in the town,” said Cynthia Weiss, postmaster in Raritan. “But each Marine in boot ...

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

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