DEPT OF NEW JERSEY
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from New Jersey and would
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September/October JERSEY JOTS:
The fall season is upon us and many events are beginning to fill the calendar.
Please take note and consider being part of the schedule below: If you are able to attend and I have given you the RSVP information, please contact that individual directly. There is no need to send your “ reply to all” The most important person that needs to know is those who sent us the invitation. Hope to see many of you
in the near future. Hope your summer was enjoyable.
Remember, Dedication is not what is expected of you, Dedication is what you can do for others. Thank you, Judi - “WE HONOR THROUGH SERVICE”
7TH - LABOR DAY – Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
11th – 9/11 Services throughout your communities and churches
11th – A Toast to Dennis – A Night of Remembrance
Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund .
12th – Annual Survivor Outreach Services Picnic – Please bring your favorite side
to share. 11:30 to 2:00 PM. RSVP by 9/4 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 851-2257. Place: John Mann Park, 6057 Doughboy Loop, Fort Dix, NJ.
12th – Veterans Health and Wellness Expo:
Email went to all members with the information: Please RSVP to Samuel Fuoco, Pres., AUSA Monmouth Chapter email@example.com or 732-668-3417.
13th – NJ State Elks Army of Hope Picnic. The picnic will take place at the Lacey Elks Lodge, 900 Beach Blvd., Forked River, NJ from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.
Families of the Fallen are to be present no later than 10:30 AM. Presentations will be made to some families. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-432-2111.
19th – District Six VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary -64th Annual Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Wives Luncheon. VFW Post 4303, 18 Cavern Ave., Hazlet, NJ on 9/19
From 1:00 to 4:00 PM. RSVP by Sept. 11th – 732-716-1550, or email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING AN UNWRAPPED GIFT FOR THE RAFFLE TABLE WHICH SUPPORTS OUR HOSPITAL FUND.
20th – Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, NJ – Annual Freedom Ride – RSVP to Brenda Einhorn, 609-330-0040. If you intend to be escorted for the ride to Holmdel, it is important that you call her asp so she can arrange for your escort and give you more information about the day. This is very special and lots of fun.
23rd, 24th, 25th, 26, 27th – NEW JERSEY RUN FOR THE FALLEN:
All information is on the web site. If you need any additional info, please contact Mike Simpson at 732-688-6745.
27th – The New Jersey Gold Star Family Monument Foundation:
Dedication Ceremony for the NJ Gold Star Family Monument, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, Holmdel, NJ on the 27th at 5:00 PM immediately following the conclusion of the NJ Run for the Fallen. RSVP by Sept. 23rd, 2015
To Helen Gurbisz at 908-489-0970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1ST: Marine Crop Scholarship Foundation’s Jersey Shore Golf Tournament. –
Oct. 1, at Deal Country Club in Deal, NJ. Reception begins at 4:00 PM. RSVP to
Ken Ashworth, 703-549-0060 or Renee LaFlam at 571-482-7635. Guest of Honor will be Mrs. Karen Kelly. Karen’s son 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC was KIA in Afghanistan in 2010.
Oct. 24th: – 9th Annual Gold Star Mother’s Ruck March More information will be posted and at this time please RSVP to MSgt Keith A. Rotz, USAF, JB, MDL at
email@example.com or 609-334-8901. Please confirm if you can make it and include how many family member/guests will be in attendance. Thank you
November and December: SAVE THE DATES:
Nov. 11th: – 2015 Ocean County Veterans Day Parade:
Please contact Ken Langdon at 732-718-1663 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be participating in the parade. I will send the application to any member that wishes to head up this group. Please let me know – email@example.com
DEC. 12th – Annual Dept of NJ AGSM, Holiday Christmas Luncheon.
Invitations will go out under separate cover and at any time you may RSVP to
If I have missed any news that you wish the Dept. to be informed, please send me your request and I will send it out under separate email. I look forward to seeing many of you at some of the events listed above.
God bless, Judi
APRIL 5TH, EASTER – Enjoy your day with your families and friends.
APRIL 18TH –TAPPER/HICKS 5K FREEDOM RUN/WALK.
Click here to register on line
“RAIN OR SHINE”
More info at www.wtwmc.org/tapper-hicks-freedom-run
Location is at:
American Legion Post 311
Atco, NJ 08004
APRIL 25, 2015 – ROLLING THUNDER, CHAPTER 2 NJ CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
This is such a special annual event and I hope you will make an effort to join us 7:00 PM ,
Toms River Armory,
1200 Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ
Invitations went out under separate cover and please don’t forget your item for the Time Capsule.
Please remember our Dept. of NJ AGSM May meeting. I will send out the details upon receipt from the American Legion in Leonardo, NJ. After the meeting we always enjoy a great barbecue hosted by the Ladies of the Legion.
MAY 3RD: GOLD STAR FAMILY MONUMENT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
2:00 pm at:
The NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memoriall
1 Memorial Lane
MAY 16TH: NJ RUN FOR THE FALLEN BEEF AND BEER FUNDRAISER
6:00 pm, VFW Post 8867
373 Adamston Road
May 16th: Trenton Thunder Military Appreciation Night.
I sent out the brochure on this event and asked that you will please respond to Jon Bodnar at 609-394-3300 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can get a group together, I’m sure you would have a great time.
MAY 21, THURSDAY AM – JOINT BASE McGUIRE, DIX, LAKEHURST
PARADE OF WREATHS:
More info will come out on this when I receive the flyer with the details. This is a special ceremony – All are welcome
SAVE THE DATE
MAY 22,23,24TH AND 25TH IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Join Rolling Thunder,2 NJ for the annual Freedom Ride or maybe you might want to join TAPS for their special program.
If any member wishes to post an event coming up, please let me know and it
will go out via email. I will give you more information on the May events as a reminder as we get closer to the dates.
Remember dedication is not what others expect of you, dedication is what you can do for others.
Status of NJ Gold Star
Family License Plate
New Jersey finally has a Gold Star Family license
Apply for your NJ
Gold Star Family license plate.
The MVC will begin issuing NJ Gold Star plates on Friday, May 20, 2011. Watch for your plate in the mail. You may put them on your car immediately. A new registration card should be enclosed. Return
your old plate to the DMV and get a receipt. Try to
get your plates on the road for Memorial Day.
Thanks to all our supporters who so diligently
pursued this mission.