New Jersey Service Medals Awarded to Allan Johnson & Don Cable

On April 22 the senior leadership team from our post along with Mayor Matt Murello and Brig. General Mark Piterski, Deputy Commissioner for veterans affairs, NJ, participated in an award ceremony for two of our post veterans.   Kaare Allan Johnson was awarded the NJ distinguished service medal for his service during WWII.  Don Cable was awarded the NJ Meritorious service medal for his service during the Korean War.  In addition Mayor Murello presented them with his personal proclamations.






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November Meeting at WTPD

On behalf of the members of post “1776” we want to thank the Washington Twp Police Department for hosting our monthly Post meeting at the police headquarters.

We appreciated the coffee, bagels and donuts that your staff provided.  I  know that you all are busy, but we were happy that several of your force, including yourself took the time to come into the conference room to greet us and thank us for our service on this Veterans Day.


Chesapeake Tavern Veterans Dinner

On Veterans Day evening a few members of our post went to the Chesapeake Tavern in Long Valley.   They offered free dinners to veterans.  Those of us who attended had a great time and a wonderful meal.

Washington Twp Veterans Brunch

On Friday Nov 8, Post 1776 and other veterans gathered for the  Washington Township’s Veterans brunch at the Valley Restaurant in Long Valley.  We would like to thank Washington Twp and the Valley Restaurant for hosting this event.  The veterans look forward to this event every year.


A Time to be Thankful


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Washington Twp Police Mass

On Wednesday Nov 6, the veterans of post 1776 were at attendance at a  special Mass at Our Lady of the Mountain Church in honor of police officers. Msgr. Ray was the celebrant, and he is a chaplain with the FBI and also an active supporter of various police departments as a chaplain.  A social was held afterwards in the church hall.