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Freeholder Director Applauds Veterans, Encourages Advocates at Special Events

Robert Porter of New Brunswick was awarded the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. Porter is a volunteer with the County’s Veterans Housing Assistance Program. Credits: Middlesex County

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios spent the morning of April 20 supporting veterans and veterans’ services, as he attended two events that recognized and advocated for the veterans’ community.

First, Director Rios spoke to an audience of service staff and outreach professionals at Middlesex County College during the Veterans Health Services and Benefits Overview for Community Providers, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Rios discussed Middlesex County’s commitment to enhancing veterans’ services and building on its recent accomplishment of effectively ending veterans’ homelessness. Rios also applauded those in attendance, and encouraged them in their endeavors to provide comprehensive, quality care to the veterans whom they serve.

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“My fellow Freeholders and I find it absolutely necessary that Middlesex County offers programs, services and the assistance veterans need as a way of thanking them for their service,” Rios said.  “I encourage each of you to notify us or refer veterans you care for to us if they are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless so that we may help you help them.”

Immediately following, Director Rios was among the distinguished guests who congratulated veterans receiving medals and ribbons at the New Jersey Medals Ceremony at Woodbridge Center Mall.  The ceremony was sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Programs. Twenty-four combat veterans received the Distinguished Service Medal, New Jersey’s highest military award. Four individuals also received the New Jersey Honor Guard Ribbon.


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