West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Friday, Nov. 1, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran who represents the 11th District, joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. During the ceremony, the county executive posthumously presented an Essex County Community Star Award […]

West Orange High School Jr. AFROTC holds Veterans Day naturalization ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In keeping with West Orange’s spirit of diversity and acceptance, members of the Mountaineer Squadron, West Orange High School’s Jr. Air Force ROTC unit, organized their first-ever naturalization ceremony on Nov. 7, welcoming 34 new American citizens. Senior Cadet Angel Cordero was the primary cadet organizer of the event, in conjunction […]

State honors area veterans for their service

EAST ORANGE, NJ — State veterans affairs officials recently recognized 10 area veterans for their service during a ceremony at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, based in East Orange, which provides job-training programs and services for people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Joseph Bucco, the state supervisor of Veterans Services in the state Department […]

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — The U.S. Army used to have a recruiting slogan and poster that said: “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do in their entire day.” Although it is composed of veterans from all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, not just the Army, members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign […]

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — The U.S. Army used to have a recruiting slogan and poster that said: “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do in their entire day.” Although it is composed of veterans from all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, not just the Army, members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign […]

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 […]

Veterans Day Parade included vets from sister cities

ORANGE, NJ — East Orange was well-represented at Orange’s annual Veterans Day Parade and Awards Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 11, which also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “I’m living in Orange, attend St. Matthews Church, love my country,” said Raymond Spence, a U.S. Marines veteran who served as grand […]

Veterans Day proves a great day in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington hosted its annual Veterans Day parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue on Monday, Nov. 12, with support and cooperation from the Irvington School District, Public Safety Department and the Police and Fire divisions. “As you can see, we’re having a celebration out here. […]

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