by Samantha Novak
JACKSON- This year marks the 11th Annual Wounded Warrior event hosted by the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club located on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson. Mayor Mike Reina has hosted the Annual Wounded Warrior parade/ escort each year since taking office in 2008. On Saturday October 13, 2018, 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 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. The escort should leave the Justice Complex around 9:30 am. Mayor Reina is looking forward to spending time again this year alongside these courageous men and women.
Residents, organizations and clubs 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. “The freedoms we enjoy as Americans have been purchased and maintained at a high price throughout our history.
We owe a great debt to those who have served in defense of our nation. For many, their sacrifice has ended in permanent injury. It has been a true honor to ride alongside these heroes each year as we escort them. 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 13th.