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Veterans Appreciation Picnic

Salem County Department of Veterans Affairs & Advisory Board Members invite Veterans and Family Members to attend the

September 17, 2022
Noon – 4:00 P.M.
(Food will be served between 1PM-2PM)
Penns GroveVFW
100 Margaret Street, Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Music provided by: Hybrid Mobile Entertainment

Informational Booths:

  • Salem County
    Sheriff Chuck Miller – Project Lifesaver
  • Salem County Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Wilmington VA Hospital
    Mobile Clinic

RSVP by: August 30, 2022

Mail completed form to:
Salem County Department of Veterans Affairs
90 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079

By Phone or Email:
Phone: 856-339-8603
Include your name, number attending and Veteran Shirt Size.

Pre-registered Veterans will receive a FREE T-Shirt.
Family members may purchase additional t-shirts at the event, first come first serve.

Download Picnic Flier / Registration Form PDF →

Veterans Picnic 2022 Registration Flier

VFW Post 8840 TIKI BAR Grand Opening

Grand Opening VFW POST 8840 – 100 Margaret Street, Penns Grove, NJ 08069 FIND ON MAP


Join Us

Drink Specials ★ Axe Throwing ★ Corn Hole ★ Music ★ Free Hot Dogs

Tiki Bar Grand Opening Flier

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988

Did you know?
Beginning July 16, 988 will become the nationwide dialing code for crisis & suicide prevention. This will allow anyone to call 988 and get help specifically designed for someone dealing with a mental health crisis.

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988

SFC Robert H. Yancey Sr. Stand Down 2022

Veterans ONLY, Proof of Service Required

Date & Time: Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 from 8:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Cherry Hill National Guard Armory, Grove Street & Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The Following Services and Assistance Are Available:

VA Benefit Counseling, PTSD Counseling, Mental Health, Welfare, Social Security, Food Stamps, Legal Services, Addiction Services, Housing, Medical, Employment, Unemployment, Haircuts, Clothing and Provisions.

Pre-registration and transportation arrangements call: 1-888-865-8387, then press #1, or by email:

SFC Robert H. Yancey Sr. Stand Down 2022

Military Service Medal Ceremony

You’re Invited!

Award ceremony honoring Salem County Veterans for their honorable service.

Public Ceremony
Salem Community College, Davidow Hall Theater, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
When: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:00PM (Sharp)
Doors open at 5:30PM
Public is encouraged to attend and salute our hometown honorees.

Event Details

Who is eligible to receive a medal:
Salem County Honorably Discharged Veterans
Families may recognize their loved ones Posthumously

How To Register

  1. Complete the application:
    From Website:
    Or Contact the County Veterans Service Office
  2. Required to submit a DD-214 with the application.

Honorees MUST register by August 5, 2022

Questions? Contact:
Joseph Hannagan
Salem County Veterans Service Officer

Camden County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums

Emerald SocietyWe’re accepting bagpipe students!

Have you ever heard the bagpipes and thought to yourself that you’d like to learn how to play? Here’s your chance!

 No musical experience necessary!

CCESPD is now accepting applications for a new bagpipe instruction class. Applicants must be 21 or older and be an active or retired member of a Fire, EMS, or Law Enforcement organization or an active, retired or reserve member of any branch of the US Military.

Go to our website for more information and to fill out and application. Also accepting experienced drummers!

How to apply: – click Student Application

Follow us on Facebook: @CCESPD


Veterans Services

Serving Our Heroes

90 Market Street, Salem NJ 08079

856-339-8603 (Main)
609-774-7450 (Cell)
856-878-4639 (Fax)

Business Hours

Mon – Fri from 8:30am – 3:30pm
Appointments recommended to assure availability.

Veterans Crisis Line

One call can make a difference.

Veterans Crisis Line

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