HAMILTON, NJ -- The United States Air Force Fighter Jet that stands at the northern entrance of Veterans Park got spruced up recently thanks to the work of local volunteers.
Although it may be hot outside, that didn't stop volunteer crews from performing necessary maintenance work to the F4 Phantom Fighter Jet. Mayor Jeff Martin, an Air Force veteran, expressed a debt of thanks and gratitude to the several groups and organizations who assisted in making this project happen.
The Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee purchased and donated the necessary materials to accomplish the task. The Hamilton Township Buildings and Grounds Crew power washed the jet in preparation for painting and provide daily on-site assistance. Finally, the Painters Union, District Council 711 donated their time and took on the daunting task of giving the Jet a fresh coat of paint.
The fighter jet is one of several pieces of military equipment located at Veterans Park to pay homage to the branches of the United States Military.
The park is open to visitors daily for passive and active recreational activities.
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