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May 1st – May 5th – Veteran/Military/First Responder/Patriot


West Point Society of Philadelphia Luncheon – 5/1/2013
The West Point Society is an inclusive Society for those future, past and present Servicemen and women and those that support our military and West Point's treasured values of Duty, Honor and Country. From 11:30 to 12:00 is networking with a sit down lunch at noon. Each attendee has 30 seconds to introduce themselves during lunch with a guest speaker starting at 1:00 PM. The Society facilitates those in transition, hiring and business to business relationship development. Membership to the Society is $40 per year. Parking at the Chart House is free. Contact: Bill Belknap, President, West Point Society of for additional information. Chart House Restaurant, Penns Landing, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Salute PFC Robert H Dembowski Jr with the PHILLLIES - 5/2/2103
Salute PFC Robert H Dembowski Jr with the PHILLLIES. Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:05pm Phillies vs Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. To order tickets, log onto; or call 215-463-5000 ext 5363 and mention "RDFUND" or "PFC DEMBOWSKI NIGHT" Proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the PFC Robert H Dembowski Jr Memorial Fund. Seating will be located in sections 423-427 at $26 per ticket. Please place your order by April 2nd. Tickets are subject to availablity. New T-shirts for 2013 are $10. To purchase contact Fran . If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please go to for information. Citizens Ball Park, Philadelphia PS

Colonel Kenneth R. Stow Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament – 5/3/2013
Colonel Kenneth R. Stow Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament sponsored by Stocktons Student Veterans Organization. Awards Ceremony to follow honoring Stockton Colleges combat veterans. Game Plan; Shotgun Start 12pm. 4 man Best Ball Scramble. $150 per person. Includes green fees, golf cart, gift bag and dinner. Sponsorships: Full Tournament Sponsorship $5000. Includes golf and banquet for a foursome banner at tee box of their choice. Associate Tournament Sponsorship $2000. Includes golf and banquet for a twosome banner at a tee box. Hole sponsors $250 - Will have their name prominently displayed on a sign at a tee box. Awards Ceremony - Join us as we celebrate Stocktons student combat veterans as they receive their medals. The NJ Dept of Veterans Affairs will be presenting the colleges post 9/11 combat veterans who qualify with the Distinguished Service Medals or Meritorious Service Medals. 6pm. Followed by Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Cash bar. $50 per person for Dinner Buffet. More information and to sign up, call Martha McGinnis at 609-652-4315 or email Seaview Golf Club, Galloway NJ

Doo Wop Nite - Amer Legion 371 – 5/4/2013
Doo Wop Nite at Post 371 * $20 pp includes LIVE Show * Full Buffet - DJ - Dancing. For more details contact the Legion at 856.783.7327 American Legion Gibbsboro, Gibbsboro NJ

Red Knights MC Annual Poker RUn – 5/4/2013
Red Knights MC NJ Chapters 16 & 23 4th Annual Poker Run The ride starts at Atlantic County Harley-Davidson, 219 East White Horse Pike in Galloway. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:00 am rain of shine. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The fee includes food and music at the end of the ride. The first 50 to register will receive a t-shirt. Pre-registration is available online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Burn Foundation, Deborah Heart & Lung Center and to Firefighters and their families. For more information go to County Harley-Davidson, Galloway NJ

17th Annual Blue Knights Spring Poker RUn. Raindate May 5th. Start Location: Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, 15 Oak St., Old Bridge, NJ. 9am Registration. Last KSU at 11am. Run Destination: American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Rd. Toms River, NJ. Free BBQ and soft drinks - Cash Bar - 50/50. Register online at or mail in registration NJBKXV, Hwy 34 Box 286, Manasquan, NJ 08736. Only $20 per rider, $15 Passenger. Contacts Steven Tagerty at TAGS30@verizon.netor Jared at
Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, Old Bridge NJ

NJ Mission of Honor Mtg – 5/4/2013
NJMOH Meeting for all Northern and Southern NJ members, will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Sayreville Fire Academy. General Meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am. Usual goodies will be available; pastries, hoagie sandwiches, coffee, tea and water, so come early and enjoy some refreshments before the meeting.
Discussion will include cremains status, education and awareness events, and upcoming ceremonies. Meetings are always open to anyone interested in assisting us with our Mission, so bring a guest! Looking forward to seeing everyone, if you have questions or a specific topic you would like discussed, let us know and it will be part of the agenda.
Regards, Fran Carrasco NJMOH Chairman
Sayreville Fire Academy, Sayreville NJ

2013 Community Unity & Bike Blessing Festival – 5/4/2013
Bikers and club members will gather at the Garden State Parkway Rest Stop, South of Raritan Bridge, in Raritan. The ride leaves at 11:00 am sharp for Red Banks. The registration fee is $25.00 and includes food, entertainment, and exhibits. The ride ends with live entertainment, vendors, motorcycle exhibition, and more. The registration fee will be donated to The Center an HIV/AIDS Residential Facility. For more information call (732) 685-3899.Garden State Parkway Rest Stop, Raritan NJ

Jewelry Demonstration - VFW Glendora – 5/4/2013
Come Join Touchstone Crystal, Member of the Swarovski Group at the Glendora VFW Post!!! So, hope to see you Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 for Sangria, Snacks and some BLING. If you want another kind of drink, ain’t but a thing a cash bar will be available if Sangria ain’t your kind of thing. Remember 11th & Central is where we all will be. Having a great time buying Jewelry. The money goes to a good cause so come on out and bring cash or credit cards to help out these VFW Post Ladies. Contact: Michele @ 609-472-8957 or Robin @ 609-929-8407 if you are planning to attend. Or wish to look at a Touchstone Crystal Catalogue.VFW Glendora, Glendora NJ

Music for Veterans – 5/4/2013
Lyons Veterans Hospital. Community Living Center. Building 135, 2nd floor Please join us for an afternoon of music, featuring a quartet from The Hunterdon Harmonizers, along with refreshments and fellowship with our veterans residing at the Lyons VA Hospital Community Living Center. Sponsored by American Legion Riders Post 12..for God and country!Lyons Veterans Hospital, Basking Ridge NJ

Cinco De Mayo with Operation Yellow Ribbon of SJ – 5/4/2013
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Operation Yellow Ribbon of SJ and support your Troops!! Pancheros Mexican Grill in Marlton is hosting a fund-raiser for Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey on Saturday, May 4th from 4 PM – 8 PM. OYR of SJ will receive 20% of all orders (dine in and carry out) and no flier is needed!! Just walk in, place your order, enjoy a great meal and help OYR of SJ with our shipping expenses of care packages to our brave women and men deployed in harm’s way!! Please join us on Saturday May 4th from 4 PM – 8 PM at Pancheros Mexican Grill located at 221 Greentree Road, Suite E in Marlton, NJ. We would be most grateful if you would also forward this and place on your respective Facebook sites to help spread the word. We thank you, our loyal supporters and Pancheros Mexican Grill of Marlton!! Please see the attached. For The Troops, Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jerseywww.operationyellowribbonsouthjersey.orgPancheros Mexican Grill, Marlton NJ

1st Annual Rebel Run Scavenger Hunt – 5/5/2013
The scavenger hunt starts at the VFW, 600 Washington Avenue in Manville. Registration begins at 9:30 am, at 10:45 am the item list is given out and at 11:00 am the hunt begins. The fee is a $20.00 donation per person and includes food. Teams will be made up of 3 to 5 bikes. Come as a team or teams will be formed before start of run. Please bring a digital camera, smart phone, or a pen and your imagination. For more information call (908) 698-1044.VFW, Manville NJ
5th Annual Veterans Benefit Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ – 5/5/2013
5th Annual Veteran's Benefit Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ. Sun. May 5- Noon to 5:00PM. $20.00 @ Door or from any Post 352 Legion Rider. BBQ Pork & Chcken Platter w/ "fixens", Free draft beer or soft drink. Mixed drinks-Cash Bar. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers for the kids. Eat in or take out. Live Music "The Billy Walton Band". 50/50, Door Prizes. Vendors. For additional info call: 609-338-9874American Legion Post 352,

7th Annual Jimmy Moran Memorial Run – 5/5/2013
Sponsored by Firefighters Law Enforcement Brotherhood MC. The ride starts at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive in Sayreville. Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. The motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. The 40 mile escorted ride will go through central New Jersey and ends in Sayreville with food, vendors, trophies, and music. All proceeds will be donated, in honor of Jimmy Moran, to local charities. The rain date for the ride is May 19th. For more information call (908) 930-5965, or go to . Jimmy (James) Moran was an avid motorcycle rider. He passed on December 12th, 2005 after a long battle against lung cancer that metastasized through out his body. He worked as a driver for Waste Management and Julian’s Towing. He also served his South Amboy community for 19 years as a former chief driver of the Mechanicsville Hose Company. Upon his death, he left his amazing wife, Laura, who is a member and two beautiful children, son, James Jr. and daughter, Jamie. He was an amazing father, husband, son, brother, fireman and friend. Most importantly, he was and will always be an amazing inspiration to us all. Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville NJ

Nam Knights of America MC 21st Annual Car & Motorcycle Show - Honoring Gold Star Mothers – 5/5/2013
Gates open at 9am for entries, show starts at 11am. Rain Date: Sun May 19th. $25.00 for Contestant, $5.00 for Spectaters, Disabled Veterans and Disabled Police Officers FREE, Children under 12 Free. Gates open for Contestants at 9:00 am, Show starts at 11:00 am. Food and Drinks will be available for Sale. Questions call Mark: 201-438-4068 or Mike: 908-347-0208. Click here for Sponsorship OpportunitiesClick here for flyer. Nam Knights, Carlstadt NJ

Central NJ Toys for Tots Spring 2013 Motorcycle Ride – 5/5/2013
Sponsored by Edison Elk's Lodge #2487 The toy run starts at Edison Elks Lodge on Old Post Road in Edison. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 12:00 pm. The ride fee is $25.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. A new unwrapped toy would also be appreciated. The ride fee includes breakfast and barbeque. All motorcycles are welcome. Proceeds will go to children who are less fortunate. For more information call 732-906-0110, or go to Elks Lodge, Edison NJ

Bike Blessing - Father Paul - Whiting – 5/5/2013
Father Paul’s 19th annual Bike Blessing will be held on May 5th, at St Stephens Church in Whiting, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.
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