south-plainfield

Military & Veterans

November 14, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD—Heroes were honored at John E. Riley Elementary School on Wednesday, as students celebrated Veteran’s Day. Approximately 20 military veterans were in attendance for a special breakfast and assembly. School Student Council Members stepped to the podium to individually introduce ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Local veterans gathered at South Plainfield Middle School on Nov. 9 for a ceremony honoring and acknowledging their dedication and service to our country.  SPMS’s Veterans Day program, organized annually by history teacher Joe Blondo, provided the school community an ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The fourth installment of South Plainfield’s Hometown Heroes banner program was recently completed and, on the morning of Sept. 17, hundreds of residents gathered at the Family Presentation Ceremony held at Monument Park.  “This program started based on our desire as a ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The John Basilone Memorial Parade returned to Raritan Borough, with Marines, veterans, local officials, scouts and more coming out to Somerset Street to honor Raritan's hometown hero.   "101-year-old South Plainfield resident Joe Vella attended the parade. Mr. Vella met ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 27 to help pack boxes with food and personal care items that will be shipped to members of the US military around the world. The Somerset Patriots are hosting the event, sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, at TD Bank Ballpark ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Throughout the United States, the American Legion celebrates 'National Poppy Day' annually on the Friday before Memorial Day.  At council meeting held last week, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed Friday, May 27 as 'National Poppy Day' in the borough and called upon 'all ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  The fourth and final phase of South Plainfield's Hometown Hero Banner program, which was officially – and appropriately - announced on Veterans Day 2021, has reached capacity. The fourth phase utilizes the remaining borough lampposts and expands the overall number of heroes ...

Read more »