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. […]

Maplewood and Durand-Hedden remember the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A century ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining World War I, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. More than 100 men from Maplewood were called to serve and eight never made it home. Three saw brutal action in France, two were pilots whose planes […]

Maplewood to commemorate Veterans Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood’s 14th annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring all Maplewood veterans and their families, will be Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St. in Maplewood. The ceremony is held in the Committee Room off the main lobby. Mayor Vic DeLuca and the […]

Honoring our veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Attend “The Fog of War: A Personal Story of the First Seven Days of WWII” on Friday, Nov. 10, at 2:15 p.m. at Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Come hear this free and humorous account by WWII veteran and pilot Lt. Col. Thomas Robert Vaucher. Go back […]

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 […]

West Orange honors its many veterans

Community comes together at 11th hour on 11th day of 11th month to honor servicepersons

West Orange honors its many veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The United States may be more divided than ever following the presidential election earlier this month, but on Veterans Day the West Orange community came together for a cause everyone agrees is important — honoring the roughly 22 million living Americans who have risked their lives in service to their country. […]

Washington School honors our veterans

Washington School honors our veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Monday, Nov. 7, was Red, White & Blue Day at Washington School; the annual Veterans’ Flag Salute Ceremony took place in celebration of Veterans Day, with students and teachers gathering in the Auditorium to salute veterans and receive a flag to wear. In attendance were Army Spc. 4th Class Kim Ameli, […]

County honors veterans in ceremony

County honors veterans in ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County presented the seventh annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Thursday, Nov. 10. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized county employees Michael Festa, a U.S. Army veteran, and Clarence Jackson, a U.S. Navy veteran, with Essex County Community Star Awards. […]