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Hillsborough VFW Awards 8th-Grader for Patriotic Essay

March 10, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Pradyun Y. Kamaraju, an eighth student at Hillsborough Middle School is the local winner of the Patriots Pen Youth Essay contest sponsored by Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post #8371.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the national Patriots Pen youth essay contest each year; more than 132,000 students in grade 6-8 enter the contest nationwide.

The national first ...

VA Hosts Claims Clinic For Veterans March 20 in Flemington

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The US Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a claims clinic for veterans from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hunterdon County Library, 214 Route 12 on Tuesday, March 20.

Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker, (D-16) and Roy Freiman (D-16) are the hosts.

“Hosting these clinics for our veterans is the very least we can do to help those who have done so much for our country,” ...

Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said ...

Back in the USA: Somerville HS Grad Returns from Deployment in So. Korea

FORT HOOD, Texas – Brendan Gallagher, a 2016 graduate of Somerville High School, is back in the USA, ending a six-month deployment in South Korea with the US Army First Air Cavalry.

Gallagher, 19, and the men and women of the Second Brigade, First Air Cav arrived at their home base after a long 26-hour flight from South Korea late Friday night where they were met by family and ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies.

Students Send Their Love to US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

The non-profit, volunteer organization will host a packing event at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on ...

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