Fall 2009 Edition NJDMAVA Veterans

About NJ Veteran Journal:
The New Jersey Veteran Journal is an official publication of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is intended to serve New Jersey's veterans, their families, friends and concerned individuals and groups. All correspondence should be sent to:

Veteran Journal Editor, NJDMAVA/PA, PO Box 340,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0340

Veterans rally to help homeless
Story and photos by Kryn P. Westhoven, NJDMAVA/PA

At the annual South Jersey Stand Down at the Cherry Hill armory, Marine Corps League member Robert Harris, left, assists a pair of less fortunate homeless veterans in bagging up clothes. Among the dozens of volunteers Deborah Solomon, above, of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary takes the blood pressure of a participant on Sept. 25. Stand Down of North Jersey was held in Newark on Oct. 17.

From the New Jersey Militia Museum

Recently the New Jersey Militia Museum released a new book “A Tribute to New Jersey Veterans.” The book was a collaborative effort by the Star-Ledger and the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. “This book is an honorable testament to the unselfish service of our veterans,” said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Dutko. "This book tells their story this book tells your story." Copies of the book are available on-line at: www.starledger.com/njmilitary The museum is located at the National Guard Armory at 151 Eggert Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Call 609-530-6802 for more information, or go to their website at www.state.nj.us/military/museum.