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. […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

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 […]