The City of Jersey City honored Veterans Saturday, November 10th, 2018 with its Annual Veterans Day Parade.
Jersey City’s Veterans Day Parade has grown larger each year and parade goers lined the parade route as the many contingents marched, which included Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, a former US. Marine who saw action in the first gulf war and Councilmen Daniel Rivera and Richard Boggiano also former Marines.
Also in attendance was Jersey City Councilman Lavaro and Councilman Yun.
The parade route ended in front of Jersey City City Hall. Rich Dwyer announced the many groups marching and at the end of the parade, he announced Councilman Rivera who then announced that the Marine Corps was celebrating their 243 Anniversary and that there were several young people who would be taking the oath to enter into the Marines. Rivera read them the oath congratulated them as they began their Military careers.
Standing up for Those Who Serve and Those who have Fallen
By Sally Deering
In these troubled times, the U.S. turns to its military, the men and women (and four-legged, bomb-sniffing soldiers) to protect America’s freedom and democracy.
On Sat, Nov. 12, starting at noon, Jersey City Mayor and U.S. Marine Veteran Steven M. Fulop and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, local U.S. military men and women and other dignitaries will lead the 2nd annual Parade of Veterans and Heroes followed by a Veterans Resource Fair that will be held at City Hall until 5 pm.
If you blink, you miss it: the black iron gate on Newark Avenue that leads to the oldest cemetery in New Jersey: the Jersey City Harsimus Cemetery and Memorial Park. Run by volunteer president Eileen Markenstein, who has several family members buried there, and her husband Aart Markenstein, the couple – along with many volunteers – have been preserving the cemetery since they found it abandoned in 2007. Since then, the volunteers have raised more than $100,000 in funds to pay for clean-up and restoration and now, they are reaching out to the community to raise money to repair damages from Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading Preserving Jersey City’s Past – Historic Harsimus Cemetery Honors Town Fathers and Fallen Heroes→
Each year thousands of young people across the United States signup to join the Armed Forces, many are of college age and instead of heading off to college they head out to war. Some of these young soldiers are receiving their college degree while fighting for their country. In an effort to bring to light, give back and showed their gratitude a group of Stevens Technology students set out to make a difference by creating a venue entitled “Project Eleven”.
Project Eleven is a non-profit venture created by Steven’s music and technology students in conjunction with Stevens Multimedia (SMM) a student run company. Its purpose is to create awareness and to show gratitude to all of the young veterans who are out at war fighting for this nation’s freedom. The idea for the project was first introduced to Stevens Music and Technology Professor David Musial by a music industry contact, Professor Musial then shared the idea with students involved with Stevens Multimedia. The result, a compilation of students creating a way to show their gratitude to soldiers their age who are out protecting our country, so that the students back home can continue to get an education. In retrospect it is “students helping the students”. Continue reading Hoboken’s Steven Technology Students Give Back to our Young Veterans through Music→
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