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'Wreaths Across America' Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

December 12, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ  — What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, December13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of U.S. veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue ...

'Wreaths Across America' Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

MANVILLE, NJ  — What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, December13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of U.S. veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue ...

Hillsborough: 'Santa's Elves' Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for U.S. Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to U.S. troops overseas during the Rotary's sixth annual packing event recently held at the Hillsborough YMCA.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from ...

Model Train Show in Union: 'Decades-Long Labor of Love' for the Holidays

UNION, NJ — The Model Railroad Club's annual Holiday Sound and Light Show will open on Friday, November 24, featuring its sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Lenape Park, off Route 22 East.

For the event, the railroad center is transformed into a living theater, complete with sound and lighting effects, and ...

Hillsborough Rotary to Host Operation Shoebox N.J. Packing for U.S. Troop on December 2

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  — Thousands of U.S. military service members serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season.

To help ensure they can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the sixth ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for U.S. Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ — More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assembled 1,500 personal care packages during the 13th annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, tape them shut and load onto the truck during the event, held on November 4 at the ...

Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

FLEMINGTON, NJ — The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the November 7election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. They ran on local issues, each critical of what they saw as a lack of transparency by the existing borough ...

Dinner/Comedy Show at Somerville Elks Benefits Operation Shoebox NJ

BRIDGEWATER — Three top-flight New Jersey comedians will team up for laughs and a good cause Saturday, November 11 at the Somerville Elks Club, 375 Union Avenue (Route 28), Bridgewater.

The Veterans Day dinner show is a fundraiser presented by the Hillsborough chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American social organization. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a ...

Lt. Gov. Guadagno Against New Jersey Becoming a Sanctuary State

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno is adamantly against New Jersey becoming a sanctuary state. The former Monmouth County sheriff recently released her proposal to completely ban sanctuary cities in New Jersey, saying that they endanger the lives of the public, risk cutting off federal funding and put law enforcement officers’ lives in ...

Volunteers Needed: Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts 13th Annual Veterans Appreciation Packing Event

MANVILLE, NJ — Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers today, November 4 to help assemble care packages for shipment to U.S. troops deployed around the world at the Manville Veterans of Foreign Wars, 600 Washington Avenue.

The event is an early commemoration of Veterans Day, marking the 13th consecutive year that the Somerset County volunteer organization has gathered at the VFW to ...

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