Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is upset about the care that military veterans are getting and and the attention that the media is giving to the plight of inmates in State and County prisons compared to the sparse coverage the media is giving convalescing vets in state run homes.
“This is shameful,” Golden said of reports that the high rate of mortality at New Jersey’s veterans homes since the COVID-19 pandemic broke. “We hear more about our inmates than our veterans. Everyday I receive calls from reporters on the status of inmates and there is blanket coverage on those in the jail, yet there’s sparse coverage on our veterans.”
New Jersey’s veterans memorial homes have also been “severely impacted” by the still-growing coronavirus outbreak, the state’s top health official said Wednesday.
The state has three living facilities for military veterans — in Paramus, Edison, and Vineland. As of Thursday afternoon, 58 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14 have died from it, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said.
The Paramus home has been hit particularly hard, with 40 confirmed cases, five residents hospitalized, and 10 deaths from COVID-19, Persichilli said.She added that the homes have had “staffing is… Read the rest of this entry »
Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has declared Saturday, December 22 to be Veterans Appreciation Day. The company is Giving Back To Those Who Risked Everything Thing with free 20 minute sports massages for military veterans, as well as active duty and reservists, at all six of their Central Jersey locations from 9 a.m. until 1 pm.
Freeholders Lillian Burry and Patrick Impreveduto celebrate the opening of the new Veterans’s Office at Fort Monmouth with area Vets. photo by Rhoda Chodosh
Monmouth County has expanded its efforts to support area military veterans.
A new office staffed to assist veterans and their dependents in applying for service-connected compensation, benefits and other earned entitlements through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was opened yesterday in Fort Monmouth at 1000 Sanger Avenue, Oceanport, NJ.
TOMS RIVER — Republican nominee for New Jersey governor Kim Guadagno told a group of military veterans Saturday morning that while the U.S. constitution gives people the right to kneel in protest during the National Anthem, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. “As governor, I would have to set an example,” Guadagno, the… Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced a partnership with Team Rubicon, a non-profit group of veterans that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
To improve response and recovery of disasters and emergency situations, Team Rubicon along with members of the Monmouth and Ocean County Building Officials Association, attended a training seminar at the Public Safety Center in Freehold on September 21. The focus was on damage assessment and the utilization of a new software system to record and track the damages caused by a disaster.
Bob Williams, grandson of Alfred Caponigro, Caponigro and Congressman Chris Smith
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Alfred Caponigro of Ocean Township would not accept the medals he earned in combat during World War II because of all of the other Americans who didn’t make it back, or who lost limbs and other injuries. Caponigro lost his hearing in the war and was discharged with a 100 percent disability rating by the Navy.
On Tuesday Caponigro, 90, joined by his family and friends, accepted his medals from Congressman Chris Smith, 73 years after he earned them.
As New Jersey prepares to honor military veterans Wednesday, state officials are taking the first steps that could provide one thing many veterans say has been missing for them when they return home — justice in context of their service. A state task force looking at veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their involvement in… Read the rest of this entry »
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Middletown Township is hosting a Welcome Home Picnic on Sunday, September 13th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179 to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War.
The post is located at 460 Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. Admission is free. The picnic is hosted by the Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee. The event is rain or shine.
This special event is part of a nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Middletown Township is a partner in the Defense Department’s Commemorative Partner Program. The program is designed to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. For more information about this nationwide commemoration visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
The New Jersey State Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has named Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) its 2015 Legislator of the Year.
VFW State Legislative Director William F. Thomson presented Smith with the award Monday in Hamilton, Mercer County. VFW State Commander Jack Kane announced the honor on June 19 at its annual convention in Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, N.J.
“The men and women in uniform make tremendous, selfless sacrifices for our nation,and they must know that when they come home they will receive the care and assistance they earned,” said Smith, who chaired the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 2001-2005 and authored more than a dozen veterans’ laws. It is an honor for me to accept this award, but it is more of an honor to work for our veterans.”