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Somerville Salutes America's Doughboys on Armistice Day Centennial

November 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was 100 years ago that America's Doughboys came marching home from trench warfare in Europe.

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione welcomed veterans, their families and friends to Veterans Memorial Plaza in Somerville Sunday morning to honor their service and sacrifice and to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day.

“At the ‘eleventh ...

Hillsborough Pauses to Salute its Veterans

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Veterans' Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when America's Doughboys shouldered their weapons and came marching home to a grateful nation, a stark contrast to the harsh greeting that awaited America's soldiers returning from Vietnam more than 50 years ago.

Veterans from those conflicts and other wars fought by America's military were ...

Hillsborough Honors Its Heros at Veterans Day Ceremony Sunday

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will honor its veterans and spouses at the 10th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Garden of Honor, located at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Senior Activity Room.

The program will include a ceremony at the Garden of Honor ...

Somerville: Historic Courthouse Bell to Ring 21 Times on Centennial of Armistice Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day by ringing the Historic Courthouse bell 21 ...

Hillsborough VFW Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371 is now accepting entries to the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen scholarship competitions, according to Post Commander Tom Cellilli.

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.

Each year, ...

Raritan Celebrates John Basilone With Annual Parade Sunday

RARITAN, NJ - The annual John Basilone Parade marched through Raritan Sunday to honor the legacy of the late Marine.

Basilone, of Raritan, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both honors for World War ...


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