The Veterans Memorial Park Committee invites all residents to celebrate Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th at 8:30 AM at the Veterans Memorial Park located across from the Municipal Complex.
“On Veterans Day, we thank all the brave men and women who donned the uniform and offered their service to our country” said Mayor Angie Devanney. “I encourage all residents to join our veterans as we pay tribute to their courage and heroism.”
The ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will feature an Honor Guard from VFW Post 6259 followed by a brief program.
Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who have served our country in uniform. It was originally known as Armistice Day, honoring the end of the First World War, and was renamed as Veterans Day by Act of Congress in 1954 to honor the service of all veterans. Additional information can be found on the website of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 6259 will conduct an additional ceremony at their Post, located at 15 Locust Drive, at 11:11 AM, Residents are encouraged to join the VFW.
The Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park is organized by the Veterans Memorial Park Committee. The committee’s activities include annual plantings and restoration work at the Memorial in addition to promoting Veterans issues across the community.
The committee is actively seeking new members; interested residents can apply online here. Please enter “Memorial Park Renewal Committee” on the line marked Board / Commission / Committee of Interest. Please click here for more information on Veteran services and programs available for our local vets, on our Township website.
For veterans in Berkeley Heights and surrounding towns, please consider joining VFW Post 6259 in Berkeley Heights. As members, veterans receive camaradarie, support obtaining veterans benefits and services, continued community service and so much more. Plus, the VFW will be hosting monthly events for the community at the post, and members participate in Township activities such as the annual Winter Walk, Summer Street Fair and more. Please call (908) 464-8983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on joining.