Military & Veterans

June 23, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Kyle Rizzitello surprised her husband on Saturday with something even better than a birthday party. With family, friends, neighbors and the entire Belmar Council gathered in front of their home, Daniel Laing received a visit on June 22 from two unexpected guests: Representatives of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The D-Day battle that inspired the riveting opening scene in the movie, “Private Ryan,” is the focus of a Belmar Historical Society program today, June 11 at Taylor Pavilion. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, military historian Paul Zigo will talk about his latest book, ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Memorial Day is not just about celebration, but commemoration of the fallen service members who lost their lives fighting for this country — in the name of freedom. That was the common message of ceremonies that marked the day in Belmar and Lake Como. With several hundred ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Each year, Team Shamrock holds its fundraising kickoff during the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade, where members gather in the upstairs studio on Main Street of photographer Stephen Lacko. Not only did the group once again enjoy one of the best views of the March 3 parade, ...

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FREEHOLD BOROUGH, NJ — Nearly 130 years after Thomas Fallon of Freehold earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in the Civil War, the distinguished medal has been released to his family. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th District) presented Glenn Cashion of Middletown, who researched and ...

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TETERBORO, NJ — Two brothers who will soon be deployed on separate missions for the Marine Corps recently received a couple of giant surprises as part of a hero's sendoff from the local community. The events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. December 30 began for Ethan and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Veterans Day was celebrated in Belmar today with a trifecta of tributes to those who have served their country, with a special salute to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The observance kicked off this morning, November 11, with Belmar’s traditional service at ...

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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 ...

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