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Canal Walk Veterans Honor Their Last WW II Soldier

Canal Walk Veterans Honor Their Last WW II Soldier

Frank DeLuca once surprised his family while they were eating dinner, returning home to Elizabeth after serving three years in the Army during World War II. On December 8, 76 years later, it was DeLuca who was surprised by his family members during a meal, the annual Canal Walk Veterans Club luncheon at Pheasants Landing […]

Danielsen Holds 4th Annual Veterans’ Breakfast

Danielsen Holds 4th Annual Veterans’ Breakfast

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will once again honor local military veterans with a breakfast. Danielsen (D-17) is hosting the 4th Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast for military veterans from 9-11 a.m. November 5 at the Stage House Tavern, 1719 Amwell Road. Attendees are asked to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be […]

Veterans’ Day Observed With Speeches, Ringing Of ‘Freedom Bell’

Veterans’ Day Observed With Speeches, Ringing Of ‘Freedom Bell’

The township held its annual commemoration of Veterans’ Day on Nov. 12 in the Municipal Building and outside in Veterans Memorial Park. Coordinated by township resident Bob LaCorte and Saffie Kallon, the township’s special projects manager, the observance included members of the Canal Walk Veterans Club, the Franklin High School Junior ROTC, Cub Scout Pack […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Holds Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast At Stage House Tavern

Assemblyman Danielsen Holds Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast At Stage House Tavern

Several dozen area military veterans joined state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen for breakfast Nov. 9 in what has become an annual tradition. Hosted by the Stage House Tavern on Amwell Road, Danielsen’s annual Veterans’ Day breakfast is his way of saying thank-you to his fellow veterans for their service, Danielsen (D-17) said. The Stage House, Danielsen […]

Veterans Celebrated In Township Ceremony

Veterans Celebrated In Township Ceremony

The township commemorated Veterans’ Day Nov. 11 with a short ceremony in the municipal building, followed by ringing of the Memorial Bell in Veterans Memorial Park. Local Boy Scouts, members of the Canal Walk Veterans club and members of the Junior ROTC battalion from Franklin High School participated in the ceremony. The ceremony was organized […]

TD Bank Ballpark Site For Annual Basilone Foundation ‘Paratroop Drop’

TD Bank Ballpark Site For Annual Basilone Foundation ‘Paratroop Drop’

About 1,000 tiny plastic “paratroopers” landed in the outfield of TD Bank Ballpark Sept. 10, for a good cause. The Basilone Memorial Foundation, established to honor Raritan-born-and-bred John Basilone for his service in the U.S. Marines during World War II, held the event as a fundraiser. “Paratroopers” were sold for $1 each, and were affixed […]

‘Team Red, White And Blue’ Honors Military Fallen By Helping Veterans

‘Team Red, White And Blue’ Honors Military Fallen By Helping Veterans

Most everyone had left the municipal building and Veterans Memorial Park on May 29, after the Memorial Day observance, when three people came running up the complex driveway. The trio, all of whom were carrying U.S. flags, stopped when they reached the monuments. “You missed the ceremony,” Township Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At Large) told them. […]

Danielsen Brings VA Claims Services To Area Veterans

Danielsen Brings VA Claims Services To Area Veterans

Military veterans and those whose business it is to help them met May 16 at the township municipal building. The occasion was the first Veterans’ Claims Clinic, co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) and the Newark regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to the VA, those in attendance included representatives […]

Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting, Claims Clinic Set

Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting, Claims Clinic Set

Veterans, their families, and advocates are invited to a Town Hall Meeting and Claims Clinic Dec. 14, at the Richard Hall Community Health Center at 500 North Bridge St., Bridgewater. The claims clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The town hall meeting, hosted by Lillie Nuble, director of the Newark Regional Office, […]

Tuskegee Airman Reminisces About His Experiences In World War II

Tuskegee Airman Reminisces About His Experiences In World War II

Charles Nolley speaks with pride when he talks about the experiences of he and his fellow Red Tail pilots during World War II. Nolley, 98, of Edison, was a member of the elite Army Air Corps fighting force known as the Tuskegee Airmen, four squadrons of fighter pilots comprised entirely of African Americans. Drafted in […]

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