Military & Veterans

January 1, 2019

TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lifelong resident Charles Joseph Butrico graduated Aug. 11 from the United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He is the son of South Plainfield natives Vincent and Maria Butrico.  Butrico is a 2014 graduate ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th. Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas. The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world. “Our heroes at home and ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The South Plainfield 12U Titans Travel Baseball team is use to spending Saturday’s together. This time some wore baseball caps, and some jeans, but this time they were not all in complete uniform because they were there to assist in Operation Shoebox to help our beloved men and women ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world. The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The non-profit, volunteer ...

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