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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 ...

Decorated World War II Veteran Honored by Belmar on Eve of Independence Day

BELMAR, NJ — At 94 years young, Richard Carroll has experienced much in life — as a police officer, father of six and a soldier serving in World War II.

But he admits he is pleasantly surprised by the recognition he frequently still receives for his military service, which he proudly boasts by wearing a black baseball cap with “33rd Infantry Division” embroidered in ...

Belmar’s Griffin McDermott Among Select Group on Way to Military Academy

NEPTUNE, NJ — Griffin McDermott of Belmar is among 10 students nominated by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith for acceptance to military service academies. The St. Rose High School graduate will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., in the fall.

Smith (R-4th District) on June 16 hosted a forum for the future cadets and midshipmen, and their families, as they prepare for four years ...

Lake Como Pays Tribute to Jesse ‘Butch’ Scavella during Memorial Day Gathering

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s Memorial Day observance had a personal touch as the community came together today to remember one of its own among the fallen — Sgt. Jesse Scavella Jr., who made the ultimate sacrifice 50 years ago.

Gathered at the memorial on the banks of Lake Como on May 28, community members paid tribute to Scavella, who died at age 24 in the line of duty with ...

Belmar’s Memorial Day Ceremony Recognizes ‘Heroism, Courage, Patriotism’

BELMAR, NJ — Under remembrance trees that have grown tall and strong, Belmar honored the fallen heroes of the armed forces during the borough’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.

With several hundred people gathered at Monument Row on Main Street this morning, May 28, the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Manasquan/Belmar/Wall Post 1838 led the solemn commemoration recognizing the ...

New Veterans’ Connection Office at Fort Monmouth Offers Assistance in Obtaining Services

Office is located in Fort Monmouth's Russel Hall building at 1000 Sanger Avenue, Oceanport.

OCEANPORT, NJ — A Veterans’ Connection Office has opened at Fort Monmouth, providing veterans and their dependents.with convenient access and assistance to services and benefits,

The satellite office’s staff offers help in applying for service-connected compensation and ...


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