Veterans Event At Ocean County Mall Offers Info, Discounts

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TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be hosting an info session and opportunity to connect with local veterans at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall. Ocean County veterans are invited to come out to the Salute to American Veterans event on November 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  “This is an excellent opportunity for veterans to come out and meet fellow veterans from other various service organizations,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Veterans Bureau. “In addition, it is a chance to get information and assistance from these organizations as well.”

  Participating veteran organizations include: the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, Jewish Wars Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Veterans and Military Affairs.

  “Ocean County is home to the largest veteran population in the state,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines. “We are so proud of their service to our Country. This event is just a small gesture of our appreciation to their selfless acts and their courage.

“I encourage all of our veterans and their families to attend,” she said.

  If you are looking to get a Veteran Identification card or Gold Star Parent Identification card, the Ocean County Clerk’s Office will be on hand to help. For a Veterans ID card, veterans will need to bring their Honorable Discharge DD-214 papers. For Gold Star Parent ID cards, applicants need to bring proof of satisfactory that the applicant is a parent of a member of the armed forces who died while on active duty for the United States.

  There will also be veterans discounts available during the event.

  “From our Veterans Services Bureau to the military organizations to our County Clerk, Ocean County takes great pride in the men and women that have served and continue to serve this great Country,” Little said. “This event is a great way to assist our veterans and their families.”

  For more information, call the County Connection at 732-288-7777.