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Bill establishing Veteran Gravesite Maintenance Grant Program clears committee

NEW JERSEY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would establish the New Jersey Veteran Gravesite Maintenance Grant Program in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) was approved Thursday by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“Veterans’ cemeteries throughout New Jersey require continual maintenance and care,” said Corrado (R-40). “This legislation will allow nonprofit veterans’ organizations to help maintain the gravesites of our nation’s heroes so that their final resting place is a place of respect and dignity.”

Corrado’s bill, S-1286, would create the grant program within the DMVA for qualified veterans’ organizations to maintain veteran gravesites across the state.

“Qualified veterans’ organization” is defined as a nonprofit veterans’ organization that is a section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code, or a federally chartered Veterans’ Service Organization.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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