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It’s time to salute and thank our heroes, either at a ceremony, wreath laying or resource fair. Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11.

October 25

Monmouth County Veterans Services Resource Fair
Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
VA NJ Healthcare System will offer a presentation. Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities, and Veterans Services; Monmouth County Clerk’s Office; Soldier On; Bridging the Gap; and Brookdale Veterans Center will provide information. Light refreshments will be served.

November 2

New Jersey Department of Corrections Veterans Day Ceremony & Resource Fair
New Jersey Department of Corrections Central Office, Trenton
The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will be present to help and assist any veterans after the ceremony.

November 4

Veterans Making a Difference in Our Community
American Legion Post 170, Rochelle Park
This Bergen County regional event will include information on resources for veterans.

Healing Art For A Hero’s Heart 
Voorhees Town Center Mall, Voorhees Twp.
Paint a watercolor “Thank You For Your Service” card that will include a special note of gratitude for our veterans.

Burlington City Food Tour 
Burlington City
Although this isn’t specifically a Veterans Day event, the food tour includes a walking tour of historical sites in the area, starting with the Armed Forces Heritage Museum, which highlights the history of the military in New Jersey and the neighboring regions. The Armed Forces Heritage Museum is located at the James Lawrence House; James Lawrence is a Naval War Hero from the War of 1812 and “Don’t Give Up The Ship!” battle cry fame. Also, visit the James Fenimore Cooper House (birthplace of author of “The Last of the Mohicans”).

November 5

Skylands Manor Tours
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Volunteer docents will lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor. In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans are invited to tour for free.

November 8-9

Veterans Resource Fair
County College of Morris, Randolph
Come by to learn about services that are available to vets.

November 9

MC Veteran Services Resource Expo
1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing
Come for employment, healthcare, DD214 requests, housing and education info, and stay for the food and raffles.

MetLife Veteran Employee Recognition Day
MetLife, Bridgewater
Employees of the company will be recognized for their service to our country.

Veterans Day Celebration
South Brunswick Senior Center, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick
There will be speeches, patriotic music and recognition of local veterans.

Veterans Day Resource Fair
Hillside Town Hall Building, Hillside
A rep from the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will be able to provide resources to military personnel.

November 10

Veterans Day Drive Through Celebration
St. Rose of Lima, Freehold
All U.S. military veterans and their spouses are invited to drive through the school campus to be honored. Students will be cheering and waving handmade signs in recognition of the veterans’ service.

November 10-12

Military & Veterans Day
Skirmish Paintball, Albrightsville, PA
Pre-register and present your military ID at check-in and veterans will play paintball for free.

Veterans Day Weekend
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Celebrate and honor our heroes at the theme park.

November 10-13

Veterans Day Weekend
Kona Grill, Woodbridge
All veterans and active duty military members will get 50% off their food orders.

November 11

Veterans Music Fest
D’Jais, Belmar
Local musicians will honor our brave veterans through music. Proceeds support the Veterans Foundation of America, and will help with our veterans’ outdoor therapy programs.

Veterans Day Observance
East Brunswick Municipal Complex, East Brunswick
Join your neighbors to thank our veterans for their service.

DMAVA Veterans Outreach Campaign
Westlake Adult Community Center Clubhouse, Jackson
Held by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, this event will provide necessary resources for our Armed Forces members.

Veterans of the Revolution
The Monument, Freehold Borough
Take a walking and driving tour to visit the places that played a critical role in the American Revolution, and pay tribute to the local residents who fought in it. Park on Broad Street or Court Street, meet at the Battle Monument, then walk with the group to the MCHA Museum and St. Peter’s Church, then drive to Old Tennent Church and Cemetery.

NYC Veterans Day Parade
Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Veterans representing every branch of service and generation of warriors since World War II will march up Fifth Avenue from 26th Street to 47th Street. There will be nearly 300 marching and vehicle units, and 20,000 participants from across America and overseas, including veterans, military members, service organizations, youth cadets and marching bands. Line the streets in person, or watch the broadcast live on WABC-TV and nycvetsday.org.

Veterans Day Cigar & Sip
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City
Visit the Wine and Beer Garden for cigars and light hors d’oeuvres while gathered around VIP firepits.

Elvis Tribute Artist Jim Barone
Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook
Jim  Barone will perform a special Veterans Day Concert in his Elvis tribute style from the ’50s to the ’70s. All veterans receive discounted tickets, and there will be a collection of new, unwrapped toys for children of deployed service members through Project Little Soldier.

NJSIAA State Tournaments
Across New Jersey
NJSIAA will honor U.S. military veterans and active-duty service personnel by waiving attendance fees for any state tournament competition. Prior to each contest, there will be a moment of silence held to allow for reflection on the contributions of all those who have served our nation in uniform.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Town Hall, Manalapan
Along the Veterans Walk of Honor, you can celebrate the brave people who have served our nation. Light refreshments will follow.

Veterans Day Observance
Veterans Park, Avenue K, Monroe Twp.
There will be services and a wreath-laying ceremony.

November 12

Car, Bike & Jeep Show, Part of Aberdeen Day Festival
Matawan Regional High School, Aberdeen Twp.
This special car show salutes veterans and first responders. It’s part of the Aberdeen Day festival, which will include entertainment, music, activities and food vendors.

Veterans Day Family Event
Nickelodeon Universe, American Dream, East Rutherford
More than 800 veterans from New Jersey Veterans Association, American Legion, VFW, SOS Veterans Stakeholders, Veterans of Foreign Affairs and Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major John M. Gaines Jr. will provide American Dream with an award for the property’s continued support of veterans.

November 13

Medal Ceremony
Brookdale Monroe Assisted Living Center, Monroe Twp.
The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will present a series of medals to deserving veterans. After, reps from the organization will be on hand to answer any questions.

Veterans Making a Difference in Our Community
VFW Post 2648, Union
Many veteran service providers will be present to help their fellow veterans.

November 17

DMAVA Medal Ceremony
Christian Faith Assembly Church, Hainesport
Veterans will be honored for their service to their country by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

November 18

DMAVA Medal Ceremony
Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
The New Jersey Council of Deliberation Prince Hall Masons will be the host for this medal ceremony by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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