As Mayor, Mike Reina has the privilege of recognizing many outstanding citizens in our community. For the past 10 years he has had the honor of riding alongside some true heroes- Wounded Veterans of the Irag and Afghanistan Wars, along with veterans from Vietnam, Korea, and WWII.
This year marks the 10th Annual Wounded Warrior parade in support of the Annual Wounded Warrior event hosted by the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club located on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson. On Saturday October 7, 2017, starting at approximately 9:00am, these veterans will be assembling at the Justice Complex in Jackson, as they prepare for their ride over to the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club. The Warriors will be escorted to the Club range by the Jackson Township Police Department, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Companies, Jackson Township First Aid squads, Motorcycle groups, as well as many other grateful individuals volunteering to show support for these brave soldiers. Any other agencies that can spare their manpower and equipment are invited to join the procession as a further show of support. The escort should leave the Justice Complex around 9:30 am. Mayor Reina, who is also a member of the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club, is looking forward to spending time again this year alongside these courageous men and women.
All residents, organizations and clubs, including those from neighboring towns can line up from the Justice Complex on West Veterans Highway to the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club as a sign of support and to honor our Heroes. “We owe a great debt to those who have served in defense of this nation. The freedoms we enjoy today as Americans have been purchased at a high price. For many, their sacrifice ended in permanent injury, yet their spirit remains in the continued preservation of our freedoms and the promise of liberty. Showing your support will only take a few minutes out of your day but will provide a lasting memory for these heroes,” stated Mayor Reina. The support from the community has been excellent and we look forward to this event each and every year. Spectators will be asked to safely park their cars along the roads, wave flags and show their support as the parade passes by. Any agency, club or group wishing to take part in this wonderful show of support should contact Mayor Reina’s office at 732-928-1200 ext.1211. All Wounded Warriors and Veterans from any War who are interested in attending should email Al Dolce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mayor Reina is asking everyone to help make this a memorable day for all our Wounded Warriors by having as many people as possible participate by lining up on the travel route on October 7th.