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Hunterdon County Veterans Medal application deadline extended to July 1

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The application deadline for the Hunterdon County Veterans Recognition Medal has been extended to July 1, according to  Hunterdon Commissioner Susan J. Soloway.

Soloway, the Board’s Veterans liaison, said, “Each year the County is proud to honor our Veterans at the Recognition Medal ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11th. There are a few more openings left for Veterans interested in receiving the Medal this year and, therefore, the deadline for applications has been extended to July 1, 2023.”

Veterans can apply for the Recognition Medal online at, or by contacting the County’s Veterans Service Officer, U.S. Navy Veteran Rich Booth, at or call 908 788-1361.

The Veterans Recognition Medal was created in 2002 by the late John N Hatzikalfas, a Hunterdon County resident and a Vietnam War Veteran.

“Patriotism and support for our active troops and our Veterans runs very deep among the people of Hunterdon County. The ceremony is a tremendously moving experience for all involved. I know my colleagues on the Board and our Constitutional Officers are always honored to participate. Any Hunterdon County Veteran who has served in the U.S. Military during any period is eligible to receive the Medal, including Reserve and National Guard service. We encourage any Veteran who has not yet received the Medal to apply by the July 1, 2023, deadline,” Soloway said.

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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