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4 days ago

Vin Gopal
As we honor Military Appreciation Month, we'd like to reflect on some of our local leaders and organizations supporting our local veterans and active duty members.Pictured first is the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, where our distinguished colleague and friend, Vincent Solomeno, now the Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, served as superintendent of the National Guard Training Center for many years. His partnership was integral to passing legislation supporting our military and veterans. The NGTC has been instrumental in supporting the growth and learning of our NJ National Guard, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Department of Corrections, Division of Criminal Justice, and the Juvenile Justice Commission. This month, we honor our military and veterans for the work they are doing every day to support the wellbeing of our communities.Pictured second is the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Museum located close-by in Holmdel. This month, the museum celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Huey Dedication and the dedication of the newly renovated museum on Vietnam Veterans' Remembrance Day on May 7th. This museum and memorial is critical to solidifying the lived experiences of our Vietnam Veterans into history, as it is the only one of its kind in the nation. Each of the 2.7 million Americans who served “in country” during the Vietnam War had a unique experience, shaped by a vast array of factors—perhaps especially the place or places in which they served. This month, we remember the 1,562 men and one woman from New Jersey who lost their lives or went missing in action during the Vietnam War.Pictured third is VFW Post 1333 Neptune, NJ right here in Neptune. The VFW Harold Daley Post, led by Commander Wilbur Martin, has been a great partner in connecting our veterans to resources and programs that they are eligible for. Additionally, the VFW is a home and community space for our veterans and their families to gather together and promote the mission of the VFW.Finally, we would like to remember our dear friend and veteran, the late Colonel Samuel Fuoco. Sam served in the US Military for 37 years and led the Monmouth Chamber of the Association of the United States Army. He was a Bronze Medal recipient for his service in Iraq and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Sam worked tirelessly to support veterans and families in Monmouth County. Most of all, anyone who knew him knew just how wonderful and passionate a person he was. We appreciate his service and his legacy, and remember him this Military Appreciation Month.To all our veterans, active-duty members, and members of the armed forces, Margie Donlon & Luanne Peterpaul and myself are greatly appreciative of your service and thank you for your contributions and sacrifices. #NationalMilitaryAppreciationMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Vin Gopal
Legislation in Action! Today, students from Shrewsbury joined us at the State House in Trenton to learn about how our government works! We had a great time talking to the kids about how a bill becomes a law and answering questions about local government while they got to sit in the seats of the Senate. Thanks for visiting us! Shrewsbury Boro School Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Vin Gopal
Congratulations to Monmouth County’s own Albert Rescinio, who has been confirmed to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Monmouth County! ... See MoreSee Less
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