DEPT OF NEW JERSEY
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from New Jersey and would
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APRIL/MAY JERSEY JOTS:
HAPPY EASTER TO MY DEPT. OF NJ GOLD STAR MOMS
Although spring is officially here, let’s hope Apri 1st will be a start to the warm weather we have been waiting for. I do see signs of the spring flowers poking their heads through the cold hard dirt. Maybe with the warmth of the sun we will get great results.
Events and ceremonies are beginning to come in for April and May. I hope you will have the opportunity to join us when you can.
I am happy to say, we have now presented 142 Honor and Remember Flags in NJ for our Fallen Heroes. The families are so pleased when they receive this gift from the generous sponsors who help us out. There are always new requests for our NJ Gold Star Family License Plates.
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.