Public Invited on Sunday to Field of Honor and Picnic at Vanderveer House in Bedminster

The Jacobus Vanderveer House off Route 206 invites the public on Sunday afternoon, July 2, to dedication of field of honor flags, live music and picnic. Credits: Courtesy of Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer

BEDMINSTER, NJ - A Community Picnic & Field of Honor® open to the public is scheduled to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, River Road Park, 3055 River Road, in Bedminster.

Admission is free to the event to benefit veterans. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the popular New Jersey band Hoi Polloi. and food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will welcome U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance (Rep.-Dist.7), along with local officials, veterans, West Point alumni and the public to the community picnic and Field of Honor® display of 200 American flags, each 3’ x 5’, and standing seven feet tall. 

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The flags, which are purchased by individuals, are tagged with personal messages, honoring loved ones and those who have served our country. [One of the flags is dedicated to the late-Malcolm Forbes]

The event is sponsored by Trump National Golf Club, Investors Bank, Far Hills Pharmacy, Ferriero Engineering, and Lighting Elysium, and will benefit VetRest, a non-profit organization helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

The Friends of the Jacobus [pronounced Ja-KO-bus] Vanderveer House share a deep bond with our nation’s veterans that spans 245 years.

It was here, in the winter of 1778-79, that General Henry Knox made the Vanderveer House his home while he commanded the nation’s first military training academy on a hillside less than a mile away. That history adds to making the Vanderveer House a very fitting venue for a Field of Honor®, benefiting the nation’s veterans, past and present.

For more information about The Jacobus Vanderveer House, visit

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