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Hunterdon County 2021 Veteran’s Recognition Medal Ceremony will be held virtually on Veterans Day from the historic courthouse

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County is again hosting its annual Veteran’s Recognition Medal Ceremony virtually over the internet, on Veteran’s Day, November 11 at 2:00 p.m., livestreamed from the historic courthouse, Commissioner Zachary T. Rich said.

Commissioner Rich, the Board’s Veteran’s liaison, said, “The annual ceremony is an honor for the Commissioner Board and Constitutional Officers to participate in and recognizing our county’s Veterans, despite the continuing health concerns, is important. Each Veteran deserves to be acknowledged for their service to the nation and having the ceremony on Veterans Day is appropriate.”

As was done in 2020, the Veterans have been individually awarded prior to the November 11th ceremony, privately, to maintain the health and safety of all who are being awarded this year.

“Last year’s ceremony was the first time our program had been shared over the internet and it was a great success. A repeated comment from the 2020 recipients was how glad they were to share this program with family and friends around the world. The ceremony is a county tradition, and we are lucky to have the technology in place to award the Veterans virtually. Special arrangements will be made for any Veteran who does not have internet access in their home,” Rich said.

“Communications will be sent out to each medal recipient with information about how to view the ceremony on November 11th,” Rich said.

For more information about the virtual medal ceremony, contact Hunterdon County Veteran’s Services Officer (VSO), Rich Booth, 908-788-1361 or visit

For any veteran who needs special arrangements to view the ceremony, contact the Executive Assistant to the county administrator Ruthi Cass at 908-788-1104.

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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