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MARCH/APRIL 2014 JERSEY JOTS
Now that the ground hog did see his Shadow on
February 2, I am sure you are all looking forward to the
end of snow, ice and cold weather. I know I am!!! I also
look forward to daylight saving time which starts on
The “not so busy” months of January and February are
soon behind us and the upcoming events are posted below
for the months of March and April. Please mark your
calendars and hope you will consider attending them.
The Dept. of NJ supports the Arkansas Run for the
Fallen and wishes Bubba Beason, event planner, on his
3rd annual event. Bubba has done so much to support the
NJ Gold Star Families when he was stationed at the Joint
Base MDL. Thank you Bubba and Good Luck for another
successful Run to all those who help.
The Beef & Beer that was held for the NJRFTF on Feb.
8th at the Bayview, Wildwood Crest was a huge success.
Thank you to Eileen Kreis and all those who attended.
Remember, dedication is not what others expect of you,
dedication is what you can do for others.
- March 22, 2014 - Under separate email,
you received an invitation for the Gathering at
Helen Phillips home. A Pot Luck luncheon for the
Blue Stars and Gold Stars. Thank you Helen for your
continuing support. If you are attending, please
RSVP to Helen at 732-796-5950. The social starts at
2:00 PM. Wear your green for St. Patrick’s Day.
- MAY 3, 2014 - Save the Date for The
Candle Light Vigil hosted by Rolling Thunder Chapter
2 at The Toms River Armory 7:00 PM to 10 PM.
Invitations will be under separate cover for your
RSVP. Thank you.
- MAY 3, 2014 - Beef & Beer at the VFW in
Brick to benefit the NJ Run for the Fallen. This is
also posted on Facebook with all the details. More
information to follow.
- May tbd, 2014 - The Dept. of NJ once
again will be supporting the 6th Fishing Tournament
hosted by Marines Helping Marines in May of 2014.
Arkansas Run for the Fallen, Mar 16, 2014
Bubba Beason’s Arkansas Run for the
Fallen. We support his continuing
efforts. Thank you Bubba.
Gold-star parents of a fallen Arkansan
watch as their son’s biography is read
by 2014 Run for the Fallen runners March 16, 2014, at
Little Rock, Ark.
Morristown St Patrick's Day Parade, Mar 15, 2014
L to R: Dawn Roberts, Tina Roman,
Shirley Parrrello, Pam Schwarz and Diane Fenton.
GSM's with spouses showing Honor &
Pam Schwarz, 2nd VP, Dept. of NJ,
displaying Honor & Remember Flag.