2023 Salem County Military Service Medal Ceremony

Ceremony: Nov. 2, 2023 – Registration Deadline: Sept.25, 2023


Salem County Veterans Services

They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded

Veterans Services

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.

Message from Director



2023 Salem County
Memorial Day Events ⇒

Services Offered to Veterans
and Their Families

Phone Counseling

A simple phone call is all that might be needed to make a difference in your life. No matter what you need help with, we're here for you.

Filing Claims

We provide assistance in preparing and filing claims in the County Office or assisted living facilities as needed.

Veterans Cemetery

Assistance working with funeral directors, obtaining markers and making arrangements for burial in the County Veterans Cemetery.

Military History

Assistance obtaining military history, awards and discharge papers, whether for the Veteran or family members researching their history.

Community Outreach

Conducts speaking engagements for educational purposes and participation in community parades, events and functions.

Special Affairs

Hosts special affairs throughout the year honoring our veterans, such as the “Salem County Salutes Our Armed Forces Enlistees Ceremony”.

We can help you understand and apply for:


Home Loans

Life Insurance




All veterans must enroll in VA Healthcare to be eligible for benefits such as:
Hearing Aids  ♦  Glasses  ♦  Long Term Care  ♦  VA Home Caregivers  ♦  VA Hospice  ♦  And more....

This enrollment will not interfere with any of your existing private programs or doctors. Please contact the Salem County Veterans’ Office for review of eligibility to enroll.

Director of Veterans Affairs

Joseph J. Hannagan, Jr.
*Contact for Toys for Toys of Salem County*


2023 Meetings

  • March 16, 2023
  • May 11, 2023
  • August 10, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 14, 2023 (if needed)

Time: 4:30pm

90 Market Street, Salem, NJ  08079


Joe Hannagan
Edward Hassler
Pat Hassler
Jeff Ridgway
Sam Willis
Daniel Reilly
William Berglund
Mark Taylor Jr.
Brenda Parris Banks
Lester Sutton
Fredrick Weisgerber
Bob Richards
Frank Hofacker
Megan Smith
Sandra Kearney

County Commissioners

Daniel Timmerman
Mickey Ostrum (Alternate)


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They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded