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Military & Veterans

December 6, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three neighboring cemeteries along Millstone-River Road will join with more than 2,500 other cemeteries nationwide to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, Dec. 18. The historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street in Somerville, the resting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Heritage Trail Association has announced the publication of its latest book, "The Continental Army Comes into Its Own: The Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779," a scholarly look at an overlooked chapter of the American Revolution. The book features articles from a symposium ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ann Treadaway, director of Rutgers’ Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services, wasn’t chasing glory when she joined the Army Reserves in 2001, just a few months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She just knew that college wasn’t clicking for her, and the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alex Cleveland is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry, who became an Eagle Scout in 1984, and his brother, who earned his Eagle badge in 2017. "I am hoping to continue the legacy," he said in the midst of his Eagle Scout Community Service project which he ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Longtime Hillsborough resident Ted Dima, a Vietnam veteran who serves as Senior Vice Commander of the Chapter 27 Military Order of the Purple Heart will lead the township's annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov.11 at 6 p.m. at the Garden of Honor at the municipal ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Office of Veterans Services and Frontline Arts are hosting an exhibit of poignant artwork by New Jersey veterans. The artists use an ancient process of turning fabric, in this case ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough transformed the front lawn of the township municipal complex Saturday morning into a Field of Honor decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of 100 American flags as a tribute to township veterans. Twp dozen volunteers, including Rotary members ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Longtime Hillsborough resident Ted Dima, a Vietnam veteran who serves as Senior Vice Commander of the Chapter 27 Military Order of the Purple Heart will lead the township's annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov.11 at 6 p.m. at the Garden of Honor at the municipal ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Excess Halloween candy is being collected by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a volunteer, non-profit organization that ships personal care packages to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas. The sweet treats are a welcome addition to the care packages, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will transform the front lawn of the Municipal Complex into a Field of Honor in time for Veterans Day 2021. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is offering township residents the opportunity to honor their favorite veteran with American flags as a way to commemorate ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students in grades 9-12 are invited to compete in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy essay contest, part of the national Patriots Pen initiative. Hillsborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post # 8371 is the local sponsor of the annual competition. The ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The 40th Annual John Basilone Memorial Parade was held down the streets of Raritan Sept. 19, returning to its original form after being downsized in 2020 due to the pandemic. The parade honors Basilone, a Raritan resident and World War II hero who was the only enlisted Marine to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by state Adjutant Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O. The Belmar resident — an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a field ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Afghan refugees who are fleeing the Taliban have begun arriving at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Task force personnel on the night of Aug. 24 welcomed the first group of Afghans for housing, food, medical screening and treatment, and other services with more individuals ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host their 18th annual Veterans of America Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Aug.15th. The pre-game program will begin at 4 p.m., with gates opening at 3:30 pm for the 5:05 pm game against the Portland Sea ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -.Our military veterans not only face the many challenges inherent in their active service around the world, but often must cope with lifelong medical and personal challenges as they try to reintegrate into society upon their return. That struggle too often leads to medical and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will hold the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Saturday, Aug.7th at 9 a.m. at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex. The Purple Heart, the most recognized medal of the armed forces, is awarded to those serving in the armed forces that are ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Youth Group at Mary Mother of God Church spent portions of three days during their Summer Service Workcamp taking care of complete strangers thousands of miles from the basement of the church Parish Center, where members gathered to sort donations and prepare personal care ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 are proud to bring back the annual Flag Day event, canceled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Flag Day Country Music Festival, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th, will be held on the grounds of the historic Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Proud veterans snapped to salute and joined residents and public officials on the hallowed grounds of New Cemetery on South Bridge Street to commemorate the nation's war dead and honor the service of those who defended the USA during a 40-minute Memorial Day service. The ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, May 29 has been canceled due to inclement weather in the forecast. However, the Salute to Veterans Breakfast will be held indoors at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building at 7:30 a.m. for those veterans ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As they did last year, Mayor Dennis Sullivan and the Somerville Borough Council will join with American Legion Post 12 in the traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street. The program will feature historical readings, musical selections, and military ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Grace Chen, along with classmates Sohum Shah and Milan Patel, organized a campaign at Somerset County Vo-Tech High School for students to write letters of thanks and encouragement to members of the US military deployed overseas. Several hundred letters were ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Branchburg resident Kyle Kappmeier was gifted sand from the shores of Iwo Jima by a childhood friend who was a retired Marine. As an ardent supporter of the military, Kappmeier decided he wanted to spread the sand at the John Basilone memorial in Raritan. “Basilone means so much ...

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FORT DRUM, NY - Far from his home in Hillsborough, NJ, Army 1st Lt. Jake Ciattarelli spread some holiday cheer provided by the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey with 50 soldiers under his command. The 23-year-old platoon leader received a shipment of OPSHBX NJ care packages on Monday, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three cemeteries along Millstone-River Road joined with more than 2,557 other cemeteries nationwide to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday. The historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street in Somerville, the resting place of American ...

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