Archive for Tag: military & veterans

Governor signs Dancer bill allowing ashes of veteran family members to be buried in military cemeteries

TRENTON, N.J. – The unclaimed ashes of a veteran’s spouse or dependent can now be united with the service member in a military cemetery under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law this week. “Husbands and wives are usually buried together in private cemeteries and our...

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Governor signs DePhillips’ bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing our brave veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11 attacks, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation today creating a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal. “The men and women of the military who stepped up after 9/11 have fought,...

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Dancer introduces pro-veteran bills increasing oversight in state-run homes and more

TRENTON, N.J. – Protecting vulnerable veterans in state-run homes is a top priority for Assemblyman Ron Dancer who introduced several bills on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day that advance veterans’ safety, health and housing. His first bill (A5108) would create an independent inspector general to investigate complaints concerning policies and...

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Committee clears Dancer bill allowing ashes of veteran family members to be buried in military cemeteries

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee cleared a bill (A2244), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, to allow the unclaimed ashes of a veteran’s spouse or dependent to be united with the service member in a military cemetery. “Husbands and wives are usually buried together in...

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Committee clears DePhillips bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks could be eligible for a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal under bill (A2131) cleared by a legislative committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The brave men and women in the...

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Peters, Bergen introduce resolution creating Gold Star Father’s Appreciation Day statewide

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ryan Peters and Brian Bergen will introduce a resolution (AJR73) to designate the last Sunday in January every year as Gold Star Father’s Appreciation Day statewide. “It is important for us to recognize Gold Star fathers and show appreciation for the sacrifice their sons or daughters...

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