Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 17, 2017


BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and ...

Somerville HS Grad and Army Vet Throws Out First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Army veteran Sais Singh, a 1993 graduate of Somerville High School and former resident of Branchburg, was invited to TD Bank Ballpark Friday night by the Somerset Patriots to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the game.

Not quite the perfect pitch, but afterwards, Singh said he was pleased he didn’t bounce the ball or throw it over the head ...

West Orange Hosts Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Viewing July 1-4

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange will pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War when the “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” arrives at West Orange High School from July 1 to July 4 in Suriano Stadium.

This will be the only appearance of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in New Jersey this year, and viewing is free to the public

The opening ceremony ...

Support Our Veterans License Plates Proposed for New Jersey


TRENTON, NJ – Homeless veterans will benefit from legislation sponsored by Hunterdon County Assemblyman Erik Peterson that would allow residents to purchase Support Our Veterans license plates.

The bill (A1540) was unanimously advanced June 15 by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“No man or woman who served in the U.S. armed forces ...

Military Order of the Purple Heart Thanks Freeholders

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 27 attended a recent meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders to thank the county officials for their continued support of veterans and the MOPH.

In October 2016, the Freeholders were joined by MOPH Chapter 27 members in dedicating a series of “Purple Heart County” signs around ...

Zwicker Hosts Claims Clinic for Military Veterans

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other veterans organizations hosted a claims clinic for local veterans at his Skillman legislative office March 28th.

“Both my father and uncle were Army veterans who served during World War II, so veterans’ issues hold a personal significance for me,” said Zwicker.

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