WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH MEMORIAL POST 8371

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 

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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

Announcements

Next Post Meeting is May 24, 2022


Congratulations to Senior Vice Commander Allen McRae 

on his selection as the 2022 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall 

 

 Hillsborough Veterans Breakfast is on May 28, 2022

Registration is Required

 

Each year the Hillsborough community comes together to honor the service and sacrifice of all military personnel during the Annual "Salute to Military Service Breakfast", Memorial Day Parade and Garden of Honor Commemoration Program.  
 
The 2022 "Salute to Military Service Breakfast", Memorial Day Parade and Garden of Honor Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28th, at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Complex.  The breakfast will be held rain or shine on Saturday, however the Memorial Day Parade & Garden of Honor Ceremony will have a rain date of Sunday, May 29th.

We ask all Hillsborough Military Service Personnel to register for a complimentary "Salute to Military Service Breakfast".  For your convenience you can register several ways.

  • Stop in the Parks & Recreation office in the Hillsborough Municipal building,
  • Call the Parks & Recreation office at 908-369-4832
  • Or register online at via Communitypass.

Please see important details below:

7:30 AM Doors Open for breakfast

9:30 AM Shuttle will depart the Municipal Complex to bring Military Service marchers to the front of the parade route once the breakfast completes.

10:00 AM Parade begins at New Amwell Rd & Auten Rd intersection and ends at the Municipal Complex, roughly .75 miles

10:45 AM Garden of Honor Ceremony 

 

 

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNER FOR BOTH VFW POST 8371 AND VFW DISTRICT 15

 

Congratulations to Abigail Readlinger - Wilberforce High School (Junior) Class of 2023

 

ESTABLISHED IN 1947, OUR VOICE OF DEMOCRACY AUDIO-ESSAY PROGRAM PROVIDES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN REGARD TO A DEMOCRATIC AND PATRIOT-THEMED RECORDED ESSAY. EACH YEAR, NEARLY 64,500 GRADE 9-12 STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ENTER TO WIN THEIR SHARE OF MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND INCENTIVES AWARDED THROUGH THE PROGRAM.

 

THIS YEAR'S THEME WAS: "AMERICA: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE."

 
 
 

2021-2022 PATRIOTS PEN WINNER FOR VFW POST 8371

 

Congratulations to Sarah Readlinger - Wilberforce Elementary School 7th Grade Student

 

EACH YEAR MORE THAN 165,400 STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 ENTER THE VFW'SPATRIOTS PEN YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THEIR SHARE OF $1.4 MILLION IN STATE AND NATIONAL AWARDS.  EACH FIRST PLACE STATE WINNER RECEIVES A MINIMUM OF $ 500 AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, AND THE NATIONAL FIRST PLACE WINER WINS $5,000.

 

THE ESSAY CONTEST ENCOURAGES YOUNG MINDS TO EXAMINE AMERICA'S HISTORY, ALONG WITH THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES IN MODERN AMERICAN SOCIETY, BY DRAFTING A 300 - 400 WORD ESSAY, EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS BASED ON A PATRIOTIC THEME: THIS YEARS THEME WAS  " HOW CAN I BE A GOOD AMERICAN"?


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