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Military & Veterans Top Stories

August 8, 2022

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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HILSBOROUGH, NJ - The township, designated as a Purple Heart Community, will hold the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7th at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, The 9 a.m ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Light refreshments will follow.     “It is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years. Operation Shoebox ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - George Washington is looking forward to a long overdue homecoming, returning for a visit to the Wallace House where he spent several months in Somerville with the Continental Army during the winter of 1778-79, with his troops spread out at encampments in several central New Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan was busy Memorial Day, presiding at three different graveside services at the New Cemetery and Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street, and at the Old Dutch Parsonage Burial Site on Washington Avenue, where the gravestone of Harmanus Buckaloo, a Revolutionary War ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan will preside at Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday with a story of dedication, heroism, bravery and true love involving a Civil War nurse born in Somerville in 1824 and buried at the Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street. Sullivan will speak at the New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township turned out early Saturday morning to celebrate Memorial Day, starting with a breakfast for veterans at the municipal building, followed by a parade and ceremonies at the Garden of Honor. The parade route was lined with residents young and old, decked out in red, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Led by Mayor Shawn Lipani and members of the Township Committee, more than 100 local heroes, veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, other deployments and service stateside were honored for their time in uniform away from home at the 17th ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Local veterans, their spouses and surviving spouses are invited to the township's annual "Salute to Military Service" breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building 0n Saturday, May 28. Afterwards, all veterans are invited to participate in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani has announced that township resident Allen McRae, Jr., Hillsborough VFW Post #8371 Senior Vice Commander and an Army veteran, will lead Hillsborough’s 2022 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on May 28th, as the Grand Marshal of the Parade. “It is our honor ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game. For Saturday’s ...

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