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Military & Veterans

August 6, 2022

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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 met with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. "History on the Green" featured six hours of interactive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from veterans only for a two-bedroom, 1,200 square-foot ranch house on Grove Street that will be sold for $150,000. "We are so excited to begin the selection process for our very first veteran household,” said Melissa ...

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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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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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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA. The packages will be shipped to members of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers visited the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. Over 3,000 cemeteries nationwide hosted similar ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The National Wreaths Across America caravan of 13 tractor trailers made its stop at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Wednesday morning to culminate its mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom. Every year ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- In the 122nd meeting between Army and Navy, the rivalry provided another anxiety-ridden contest for both sides, one in which the underdog, Navy (4-8) defeated Army (8-4) in a last-minute defensive stop to clinch a 17-13 victory and secure 18 of the last 23 matchups. Navy now ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers are expected to visit the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday, Dec. 18th - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. A total of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Heritage Trail Association has announced the publication of its latest book, "The Continental Army Comes into Its Own: The Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779," a scholarly look at an overlooked chapter of the American Revolution. The book features articles from a symposium ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ann Treadaway, director of Rutgers’ Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services, wasn’t chasing glory when she joined the Army Reserves in 2001, just a few months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She just knew that college wasn’t clicking for her, and the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alex Cleveland is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry, who became an Eagle Scout in 1984, and his brother, who earned his Eagle badge in 2017. "I am hoping to continue the legacy," he said in the midst of his Eagle Scout Community Service project which he ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Office of Veterans Services and Frontline Arts are hosting an exhibit of poignant artwork by New Jersey veterans. The artists use an ancient process of turning fabric, in this case ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough transformed the front lawn of the township municipal complex Saturday morning into a Field of Honor decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of 100 American flags as a tribute to township veterans. Twp dozen volunteers, including Rotary members ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Excess Halloween candy is being collected by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a volunteer, non-profit organization that ships personal care packages to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas. The sweet treats are a welcome addition to the care packages, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will transform the front lawn of the Municipal Complex into a Field of Honor in time for Veterans Day 2021. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is offering township residents the opportunity to honor their favorite veteran with American flags as a way to commemorate ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The 40th Annual John Basilone Memorial Parade was held down the streets of Raritan Sept. 19, returning to its original form after being downsized in 2020 due to the pandemic. The parade honors Basilone, a Raritan resident and World War II hero who was the only enlisted Marine to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the memory of 13 US service members that were killed in an explosion Thursday outside the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan where thousands of Americans, foreign nationals and Afghans had been gathering in an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be led by state Adjutant Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O. The Belmar resident — an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a field ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Afghan refugees who are fleeing the Taliban have begun arriving at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Task force personnel on the night of Aug. 24 welcomed the first group of Afghans for housing, food, medical screening and treatment, and other services with more individuals ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host their 18th annual Veterans of America Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Aug.15th. The pre-game program will begin at 4 p.m., with gates opening at 3:30 pm for the 5:05 pm game against the Portland Sea ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -.Our military veterans not only face the many challenges inherent in their active service around the world, but often must cope with lifelong medical and personal challenges as they try to reintegrate into society upon their return. That struggle too often leads to medical and ...

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