BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Friends of 6259 held its first informational meeting on March 1 at the VFW Post on Locust Avenue.  

The evening began with Commander Tom Lombardi and Adjutant Stephen Falk presenting several awards including one for outstanding service to Dr. Patrick Smith for "meritorious and distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the VFW."  

Commander Lombardi and Adjutant Falk then shared with fellow Veterans and guests the meaning of military service and its lifelong impact on themselves and to our Veterans.  Adjutant Falk presented the ideas and hopes of the newly forming Friends of 6259.  The goal of the program is for citizens to have the opportunity to support the Post and the projects and programs it undertakes. 

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Friends of 6259 seeks to foster and strengthen collegiality among its members and the Veteran community. Its mission is to provide the local VFW Post with assistance for:
* Programs and activities for Veterans
* Support services for Veterans and their families
* Outreach, aid, and comfort programs to Veterans and those living in Veteran Homes and Facilities
* Maintaining and improving the physical plant and equipment of the VFW Post 6259 building and grounds
* Assist with annual expenses of operating VFW Post 6259

The kick-off of its membership drive includes outreach to corporations, businesses, families, individuals, Senior citizens, students and those Veterans who might not be eligible for traditional VFW membership according to national VFW criteria.  Volunteers are also needed to support the Post and its activities. 

The Membership form can be found here and the Volunteer form can be found here.  Members are welcome at Post activities, service programs, events and (for those age 21+) the Post Canteen " the Foxhole."  Contribution amounts are tax deductible and community donations are sincerely appreciated and may be sent payable to: 
VFW Post 6259
P.O. Box 83, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922. 

For more information, please contact Stephen Falk at 908-665-6896.