BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - VFW Post 6259 hosted a town barbecue on Saturday with food and live music on a beautiful late summer day. The fund-raising barbecue was to help raise money for building and property maintenance.

With the recent 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the timely barbecue has brought the community together to support and honor the veterans that have served the nation. 

VFW Post Commander Al Campora and the VFW volunteers tended to the barbecue pits preparing the hamburgers and hot dogs. 

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The crowd was steady with the Mayor and council members enjoying the company that filled the picnic tables in the back and side parking lot at the post. 50/50 tickets were sold and door prize winners were called throughout the day. 

Campora was more than happy to host this outdoor community event for the second time during this pandemic. The VFW is passionate about the support they provide to the Lyons VA Hospital and helping veterans in need.  This barbecue serves as a major fundraiser for the post, and the outpouring of support is appreciated.  

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Post 6259 of Berkeley Heights has been in existence since 1946.  Its members are military veterans who did tour of duty in a combat zone during the following conflicts:  World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq  and Afghanistan.  The VFW is a service organization that provides service to the community and aids current veterans, their widows and orphans. 

The VFW is open to anyone who has served in the military in a combat zone. To find out how to join VFW Post 6259, contact Post Commander Al Campora at 908.764.5629.