Category Archives: Past Events

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic Recap

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic Recap

Thank you to all the Chapter members and friends that attended the 2016 Vietnam Memorial Picnic at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, NJ.

Members and friends enjoyed a heartwarming memorial service, delicious food and friendship. Thanks again to all those who donated food, beverages and their time in order to make this picnic a great success.

We look forward to another great event next year!

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

2016 Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Chapter Members and Friends during the Heartfelt Remembrance Ceremony

Annual Vietnam Memorial Picnic

Food and Drinks Shared among Friends at the Picnic

Gander Crash Memorial Ceremony

SATURDAY 12/13/14

Gander Crash Memorial Ceremony in memory of the 248 101st Airborne Division soldiers who died when their plane crashed on Thursday, December 12th, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland en route to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East.

Please join our fellow chapter members and friends on

Saturday, December 13th
Ceremony begins promptly at 12:00 pm
at the McCriskin Home for Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Feel free to email with any questions or concerns.

Bastogne Banquet Weekend Schedule of Events

Thank you to all those who were able to attend the Bastogne Banquet Weekend 12/4 – 12/7!


The Friday night cocktail hour before the movie viewing will now begin at 5:30pm.

Friday, 5:30pm: Cocktail Hour hosted by Ed Knapp followed by “Welcome to Soldier Ride” viewing of the documentary following Chris Carney and wounded veterans Staff Sergeant Heath Calhoun and Staff Sergeant Ryan Kelly as they bike cross country. For more information please visit:

Bastogne Banquet Weekend

Saturday, Morning: Jim Wilson’s D-Day Remembered video/pictorial presentation in the Hospitality Room (Eisenhower Room). See schedule posting in the Hospitality Room for exact time.

Saturday, 4:30pm: Cocktail Hour (cash bar) in the Banquet Hall (Washington Room)

Saturday, 5:00pm: Bastogne Banquet featuring guest speaker Brigadier General Steven Ferrari (Washington Room)

Saturday, Post-Banquet: Rifle Raffle in the Hospitality Room (Eisenhower Room)

Upon your arrival at the Thayer Hotel, please see the whiteboard in the Hospitality Room with the FINAL Schedule of Events posted.

VA Pizza Party

VA Pizza Party for Lyons VA Hospital Facility Residents

The Chapter will be hosting a Pizza Party on Saturday, November 15th at 2:00 pm at the VA Hospital Campus in Lyons, NJ.

Pizza and beverages will be served and music played to the residents of the long term care facility at the Lyons VA Hospital Campus. All members are welcome to attend a pleasant afternoon of shared camaraderie at the pizza party that delights facility residents and chapter members alike!

VA Lyons Hospital Address:
151 Knollcroft Rd, Lyons, NJ 07939
Phone: 908-647-0180
Fax: 908-647-3452

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Reminder: The next chapter meeting will be held THIS SATURDAY, October 25th!
American Legion Post 261
840 South Washington Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854