Happy 90th Birthday Don Cable

On May 11,2021, at the monthly meeting of Post 1776, we had a special celebration for RD2 Donald Cable.  In honor of his 90th birthday on the next day (May12), the post tried to sing “Happy Birthday” to Don (really not too bad). We also had a birthday cake for him and the Long Valley Garden Club presented him with hanging plant. In addition, the “Kids for Kindness” supplied donuts for the occasion.

Don mentioned that he had received over 100 birthday cards (and still counting) from the students at Old Farmers school.   Someone (?) must had tipped off the school about his birthday, right Chuck.

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ……..

VA Survivors and Burial Benefits

Per this morning’s meeting, here is some information from the VA that may be helpful to you. John Larkin will put this link on our website so that it will be readily available at any time. Please be advised that when a Veteran dies some of us get involved with assisting not only with the services and burial but also for the surviving members of the family.
The VA name for this information is called VA Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit. It is, I believe, 68 pages but has some valuable information. If you have any questions just give me a call.
Thanks. Be well. Be safe.


On Saturday December 19, 2020 the residents of Long Valley remembered our deceased veterans by holding a ceremony at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, followed the laying of Wreaths on the graves of veterans in the six Washington Twp. cemeteries.

The program was spearheaded by Mike Lennon of the Long Valley Knights of Columbus, with the help of Chuck Dauchert of the American Veterans Association of Washington Twp. Post 1776 and the Washington Twp. Police Department.

It may have been a cold day with plenty of snow on the ground, but those who attended the ceremony had no trouble laying the wreaths on the grave of our deceased veterans.

The program was as follows:

Photo’s from the ceremony:

Mike Lennon Knights of Columbus
               Sarah Guida
                Rev. Mike Drury
Navy Master CPO Thomas McBride Commander, American Veterans Association  of Washington Twp., Post 1776