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Somerville Salutes America's Doughboys on Armistice Day Centennial

November 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was 100 years ago that America's Doughboys came marching home from trench warfare in Europe.

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione welcomed veterans, their families and friends to Veterans Memorial Plaza in Somerville Sunday morning to honor their service and sacrifice and to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day.

“At the ‘eleventh ...

Somerville: Historic Courthouse Bell to Ring 21 Times on Centennial of Armistice Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day by ringing the Historic Courthouse bell 21 ...

Raritan Celebrates John Basilone With Annual Parade Sunday

RARITAN, NJ - The annual John Basilone Parade marched through Raritan Sunday to honor the legacy of the late Marine.

Basilone, of Raritan, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both honors for World War ...

Raritan Post Office Ceremony Salutes Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan dignitaries and members of the Basilone family gathered at. St. Joseph’s Church Sept. 21 for the dedication ceremony renaming the Raritan Post Office as the Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone Post Office.

“This is a special town because of its rich history and the people in the town,” said Cynthia Weiss, postmaster in Raritan. “But each Marine in boot ...

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

A Personal Tribute to John McCain in Raritan Township

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Whatever you do, don’t call it a “hat.”

In the Navy, it’s called a “cover,” Township Committeeman Craig O’Brien explained at Tuesday’s Committee meeting, as he placed it on the dais.

The Navy has special words for lots of things, O’Brien said. The distinction was perhaps trivial, but was part of something ...

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