Residents thank veterans for their service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony outside Town Hall on Nov. 11, honoring township residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces. On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard came together […]

Maplewood salutes veterans on Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 11, in which the Maplewood Concert Band played patriotic tunes as veteran residents introduced themselves to the town and talked about their service. The Maplewood VFW Post 1010 Honor Guard presented the colors to open the ceremony. “We […]

17th annual Mt. Pleasant Flag Day honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary School held its 17th annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, bringing the school community together to honor local veterans. Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. National Flag […]

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall on May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The most decorated town in the state, West Orange played host to current military personnel and veterans, as well as West Orange High School’s […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

Learn about legal support services for veterans

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Veterans Access Seminar will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montclair Municipal Building, 215 Claremont Ave. This event is sponsored by the Superior Court of NJ Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns. Advance registration is required; to register, call Andrew Kafel at 973-776-9300, ext. […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

Vaucher recounts early days of World War II

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Retired Lt. Col. Thomas Robert Vaucher, age 99, gave a presentation on his World War II experiences to residents at Green Hill in West Orange for Veterans Day. A former pilot, Vaucher shared his first account of the week the United States entered the war, following the attack at Pearl Harbor. […]

West Orange to honor veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will host its annual Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at War Memorial Park, 60 Main St. This event his hosted by the town, Mayor Robert Parisi and VFW Post No. 376. Following the ceremony, join West Orange Elks Lodge No. 1590 at 424 Main […]

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