Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day Bernards Township and Bernardsville honors our military veterans with a banner salute around the Bernards Township Municipal building and in downtown Bernardsville area. The banners usually stay up between the two holidays and grace our townships with honor and sacrifice and a true sense of what these people mean to our community and our country.
Special thanks to the Bernards Township Veteran’s Appreciation Task Force under the direction of Mayor James Baldassare who have been working on the project since early January 2020.
Historic Photos – Somerset Hills Veterans
Over the years many local residents have sent in their photos of their family members who’ve served our country. Please continue to send us your photos honoring those who have served in our military forces. Have a photo you’d like to share?
Send it to us BELOW with a description and we’ll add it to our growing service gallery.
I want to thank our Veterans Appreciation Task Force headed by Jennifer Donohoe for having our Hero’s Banners completed and hung today around Town Hall. I also want to thank VFW Post Commander Fred Bueler, Betsy Bacot and Mona Shaw for all their help and dedication to honoring our veteran heroes just in time for Memorial Day weekend. I encourage all of our residents to take a slow ride around Town Hall and honor the service and sacrifice our veterans make so that we can all remain free. I am very proud of the work accomplished by the Task force, along with the collaboration of our amazing Township staff to make this a reality. Special thanks to our DPW for their help in hanging the banners as well.Mayor James Baldassare
Honor The Historic Lyons VA in Bernards Township
Local Banners for Veterans
Bernards Township Program – A suggested donation of $75 is paid to help offset the cost of banner production. Any resident who’d like to participate can contact Bernards Township Veterans Task Force.
There are TWO Galleries to view.
Simply click an image to enlarge and watch the slideshow.
Resident Jennifer Donohoe is also on the task force along with other representatives, including to up to two residents, Township Administrator Pat Monaco, the Bernards Township DPW superintendent or designee.
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Bernardsville Veterans Banner Effort
Bernardsville also honors its veterans and fallen soldiers via a banner program. The Mr. Local History Project just captured their efforts as well.