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Hillsborough Honors Purple Heart Recipients

August 7, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Mayor Carl Suraci and members of the Township Committee gathered at the municipal building Monday evening to honor dozens of true American heroes from Somerset County, those combat veterans who were wounded in battle while serving their country.

Aug. 7 marked the 235th anniversary of the Medal of Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart.

MOPH Somerset County ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and ...

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

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 ...

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