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Community Picnic, Featuring Field Of Honor® And Live Music, Sunday, July 2, In Bedminster's River Road Park

Connor Sweeney, of Gladstone, and Emily Ray, of Bedminster, stroll through last year's Field of Honor in Bedminster's River Road Park. Credits: Debbie Weisman

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) To Join Veterans, Public Officials And Community Residents At Event Benefiting Nation’s Servicemen and Women

Flags Available For Adoption Online And At Bedminster Town Hall

On Sunday, July 2, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will welcome Congressman Leonard Lance, local officials, veterans, West Point alumni and the public to a community picnic, featuring a Field of Honor® display of 200 3’ x 5’ American flags, at River Road Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Live musical entertainment will be provided by the popular New Jersey band Hoi Polloi.  Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

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During the Independence Day celebration, the public is invited to stroll through the Field of Honor®, which pays tribute to men and women who have served our country.  The event, sponsored by Investors Bank, Far Hills Pharmacy, Ferriero Engineering, and Lighting Elysium, will benefit VetRest, a non-profit organization helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Field of Honor® flags will be displayed in the North Field of River Road Park in Bedminster beginning Sunday, June 25th through Tuesday, July 4th.  Each flag may include a personal dedication and can be picked up from River Road Park on Wednesday, July 5 after 4 p.m.

Flags Available For Purchase

Field of Honor® flags may be purchased for $40 at Bedminster Town Hall located at One Miller Lane, Bedminster or by mailing a check payable to The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House to P.O. Box 723, Bedminster, NJ 07921. 

Flags may also be purchased online for $45 at http://jvanderveerhouse.givezooks.com/events/field-of-honor or 

www.healingfield.org/ bedminster17/.

Each flag will be identified with the purchaser’s name and personal message.

For questions about the Field of Honor® or purchasing a flag, email info@jvanderveerhouse.org or call 908-396-6053.

About Field of Honor®

The Field of Honor® program is part of a national movement that began as a way to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001. In just a short amount of time, the concept has grown and communities like ours across America are turning to Field of Honor® tributes to raise money and awareness for a growing array of causes.

The Field of Honor® is a community project of remembrance, and an expression of humanity and patriotism.

About VetREST

VetRest is a non-profit organization that began in 2013 as an initiative to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Medical studies show that there is often a direct link between veterans suffering from PTS and suicides. With the help of several West Point graduates and friends concerned about veterans, Major General Dan York launched VetREST to facilitate Restoration, Encouragement, Solace and Training for our nation’s veterans. VetREST is committed to helping veterans identify the cause of their PTS in an environment to promote healing so they can live a healthy lifestyle. For more information about VetREST visit www.vetrest.org.

About The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum                                         

The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, now recognized as America’s first military training academy and the precursor to The United States Military Academy at West Point. The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment.  A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it. 

Operated by The Friends of The Jacobus Vanderveer House, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the House is located at 3055 River Road and can be accessed via River Road Park. The Friends sponsor public events throughout the year; for directions and more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

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