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Heroes and Healers program to honor veterans, first responders

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The County College of Morris (CCM) and its Student and Veteran Support Organization will be hosting a “Heroes and Healers” event next month as a Veterans’ Day tribute to honor the bravery and sacrifice of veterans and active military personnel as well as first responders and healthcare workers risking their well being during the pandemic.

The event will feature a drive-through “Hill of Honor” display consisting of photos of everyday people, from veterans and active serice members to first responders and healthcare workers. Event organizers are asking people to submit photos of those who they would like to honor by including them in the outdoor exhibit.

Photos may be submitted at and a $20 donation is requested.  Proceeds will be donated to the nourish NJ foodbank in Morristown, formerly known as the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center. The donation can be made online when submitting a photo.

The “Hill of Honor” will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:00 a.m. A special program will follow at 11:00 a.m. Additionally, a candlelight ceremony  will take place at sundown that day, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Another candlelight ceremony will be held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, starting at 4:45 p.m.

A video of the event, including a slideshow of the photos, will be released on Veterans Day on YouTube. The “Hill of Honor” will remain open to the public until Nov. 12.

Also sponsoring “Heroes and Healers” are the CCM Departments of Campus Life, Student and Veterans Services, and Special Events, along with the CCM Foundation.

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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