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Somerville HS Grad and Army Vet Throws Out First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

June 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Army veteran Sais Singh, a 1993 graduate of Somerville High School and former resident of Branchburg, was invited to TD Bank Ballpark Friday night by the Somerset Patriots to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the game.

Not quite the perfect pitch, but afterwards, Singh said he was pleased he didn’t bounce the ball or throw it over the head ...

West Orange Hosts Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Viewing July 1-4

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange will pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War when the “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” arrives at West Orange High School from July 1 to July 4 in Suriano Stadium.

This will be the only appearance of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in New Jersey this year, and viewing is free to the public

The opening ceremony ...

Support Our Veterans License Plates Proposed for New Jersey

 

TRENTON, NJ – Homeless veterans will benefit from legislation sponsored by Hunterdon County Assemblyman Erik Peterson that would allow residents to purchase Support Our Veterans license plates.

The bill (A1540) was unanimously advanced June 15 by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“No man or woman who served in the U.S. armed forces ...

Hillsborough: Blackhawk Swoops in to Triangle School for Flag Day Festivities

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The anticipation was already building as students arrived at school Wednesday morning because, after all, it's not every day that a helicopter lands in the field alongside your classroom.

But that's what happened yesterday at Triangle School, as an Army Blackhawk helicopter swooped in and landed as part of the school's celebration of Flag Day.

The students ...

“Lady Liberty” Mary Buckshaw Carries Torch in Hillsborough Parade

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township’s annual Memorial Day Parade had all the pre-requisite elements of a Norman Rockwell canvas - proud military veterans snapping to salute; ragtag groups of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, moms and dads; a high school marching band; long lines of fire trucks and firemen, classic cars and restored Army vehicles, politicians, police, civic organizations and ...

Hillsborough: Air Force, Vietnam Veteran Honored as Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Air Force and Vietnam War veteran Ron Newsom will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Services in the Garden of Honor at the municipal complex on Saturday, May 27th.

Newsom served in Vietnam as part of the 96th Combat Support Group. When he returned stateside, the sergeant was stationed in Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. After leaving the ...

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