Photo above: Woman's Club of Colts Neck prepared take-home lunches for Veterans and their families. 

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Colts Neck community came together this year, as they do every year, to honor our Nation's Veterans on Veterans Day. This year the celebration was held at 11 a.m. on November 11, at the Cedar Drive Middle School. The Woman's Club of Colts Neck traditionally sponsors a big luncheon every year for the Veterans and their families. This year they adapted to the pandemic guidelines and sponsored a take home lunch for Veterans and their families. The women prepared a variety of sandwiches, snacks and refreshing drinks, all packaged in red, white and blue and with lots of care ❀.

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It was a real community event as a very special welcome was made by the next generation of leaders. Specifically, eighth grader Daniel Harvey. The Flag Raising Ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance was led by Cedar Drive Middle School Students. 

The event included the National Anthem followed by remarks delivered by Colin Rigby, Principal of the Cedar Drive Middle School.  Col. James Sfayer addressed the guests next, acknowledging all the Veterans present and asking them to stand. Sfayer spoke about the Semper Fi Santa Program, that provides holiday gifting for local military families. For more details and to donate to Semper Fi call 732.673.6985 or email JSfayer@msn.com

The Laying of Wreath ceremony was led by Deputy Mayor Michael Viola and Cedar Drive Middle School Students. A moment of silence was held for all deceased Veterans, requested by Deputy Mayor Michael Viola.  Closing Remarks were made  by Lt. Col. James Sfayer. 

Following the ceremony, the Woman’s Club of Colts Neck welcomed all the Veterans and their families to come up and choose from a delicious variety of sandwiches made with love! The students helped organize the items and pass out the patriotic decorated bags complete with personal notes of thanks and appreciation. 

The Woman's Club of Colts Neck was founded in 1964 with the mission of maintaining a center for the intellectual and moral welfare of its members; to advance the welfare of the community and to promote the interests of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs and the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs. The mailing address is: The Woman's Club of Colts Neck, Post Office Box 31, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.