Mayor’s Column: 2015 applications being accepted for Voorhees Township Veterans Wall of Honor
On Oct. 20, 2014, Voorhees Township proudly started a new tradition with the unveiling of the Voorhees Township Veterans Wall of Honor. The Wall, which is located in the Voorhees Municipal Building at the Voorhees Town Center, honors residents and members of their immediate family who have served in the United States military, whether during peacetime or war.
The response to the Wall was remarkable. More than 220 veterans submitted applications and are memorialized on The Wall. Voorhees Township is very proud to honor these men and women, most of whom were only in their teens when they served, for the sacrifices they made in leaving home, family, and friends to give of themselves to our country.
The Voorhees Veterans Wall is unique in that it offers more than just a name. Each veteran is honored with a plaque that includes his/her name, branch of service, date and place of service, awards/medals received, a photo, and if desired, a brief personal note about his/her service.
Voorhees plans to continue with this tradition and is now accepting applications for 2015.
Eligibility is open to the following people:
- Current residents who served in the US military and have been honorably discharged.
- Residents’ immediate family members who served in the US military and have been honorably discharged. Immediate family member means parent, spouse, sibling or child.
- Former residents who lived in Voorhees at the time of entry into the military and have been honorably discharged.
Applications may be obtained at the Office of the Township Clerk in the municipal building located at 2400 Voorhees Town Center or may be downloaded from the homepage of the township website at www.voorheesnj.com.The township will also be sending letters to veterans who have signed up for the Veterans Tax Deduction since May of last year.
There is no cost to the veteran or the veteran’s family for this tribute and no tax dollars were used to create the Wall. The Wall is made possible through private donations and volunteers.
The 2015 application deadline is July 31, 2015. Plaques will be unveiled at a ceremony in the fall. All applicants will receive a notice advising them when the plaques will be presented for viewing.
Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jeanette Schelberg at (609) 868–6338 or via email at email@example.com.
We are proud to honor those who bravely served our country!
** The Voorhees Town Center will again host a Spring Carnival to benefit the Nephcure Foundation from April 24-May 3. The Carnival will be located in the Star Group/Food Court Parking Lot. There will be even more rides than last year and all the same foods including cotton candy and funnel cake. For more information visitwww.voorheestowncenter.com.
**Voorhees is once again proud to be the home of the 2015 Women’s Health Conference presented by the Camden County Freeholders at Eastern Regional High School on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spend the day learning from experts about health, nutrition, exercise and professional and financial wellness. For more information visit www.camdencounty.com.
**The Voorhees Township Rabies Clinic will be held on May 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Lions Lake Complex, 101 Dutchtown Road. County resident pet owners can bring their dog or cat for a free rabies vaccination and Voorhees residents can obtain their yearly license at the same time. The deadline to obtain a 2015 pet license is May 11.
** The annual Animal Welfare Association Paws & Feet 5K Race & Doggie Fun Day is May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cooper River Park, Pennsauken. This 3.1 mile run or walk is a great way for animal lovers to support AWA’s mission of helping pets and people. The day is full of great activities including pet contests, an agility course, pet demonstrations, and entertainment. This year’s Paws & Feet theme is Superheroes. All the money raised goes toward the adoption center and the care of homeless animals. For more information contact Maria Clarke, Director of Events, Business and Community Relations, at (856) 424–2288, ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.