Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

November 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Volunteers Needed: Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts 13th Annual Veterans Appreciation Packing Event

MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

The event is an early commemoration of Veterans’ Day, marking the 13th consecutive year that the Somerset County volunteer organization has gathered at the VFW to prepare and assemble ...

Military Heroes of New Jersey, 100th Anniversary of Fort Dix Commemorated

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Liberty Gala on Thursday, Oct. 26, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fort Dix, and celebrate military heroes of New Jersey dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Among those who will be in attendance and honored is Vietnam War veteran Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, one of the most decorated soldiers of ...

Raritan Hosts Annual Basilone Parade to Honor Marine Hero

RARITAN, NJ - The borough held the 36th annual John Basilone Memorial Parade down Somerset Street Sunday, featuring grand marshall Herb Patullo; Marines and other veterans; members of Basilone's family; first responders; scouts and many more.

Basilone, who was born and grew up in Raritan, was awarded the US Medal of Honor for his heroics on Guadalcanal, and the Naval Cross ...

Rolling Thunder Stands Up to Honor 86,000 Comrades Listed as MIAs/POWs

HOLMDEL, NJ - POW - MIA is an acronym for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, but there are those who do not recognize it or understand its significance.

Behind the acronym are the the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform - members of Rolling Thunder. 

Hundreds ...

Somerset County Dedicates Veterans Park

RARITAN, NJ – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 12 at the new Veterans Park on West Somerset Street.

Veterans and members of the Basilone Parade Committee were in attendance along with state, county and municipal officials. The park is located adjacent to the statue of World War II hero John Basilone.

“This park is dedicated to all Somerset County veterans, from all ...

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