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2003 Hunterdon County
Veterans Medal Ceremony

Held on June 14, 2003 at the Hunterdon Central Regional High School

399 Veterans Attended the first Hunterdon County Veterans Medal Recognition Ceremony with an additional 700 family members and friends. An additional 400 medals were sent to Hunterdon Veterans who could not attend the ceremony.

List of 2003-2009 Medal Recipients | Photos from the Ceremony

PROCESSIONAL
Color Guard: Marine Corps League Detachment #927
Hunterdon County Bulldogs
Bagpipes
Official Guests

WELCOME
Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., Freeholder Director
Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Retired)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SINGING OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Rachel Woodruff

INVOCATION
Reverend William (Tex) Culton
Frenchtown Presbyterian Church

INTRODUCTION OF OFFICIALS
Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., Freeholder Director
Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Retired)

READING OF GOVERNOR MCGREEVEY'S GREETING
Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., Freeholder Director
Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Retired)

READING OF GENERAL ERIC K. SHINSEKI'S GREETING
(Chief of Staff, US Army, Retired)
George D. Muller, Deputy Freeholder Director

READING OF ASSEMBLYWOMAN ALISON MCHOSE'S GREETING
Frank J. Fuzo, Freeholder

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Honorable Rush Holt - 12th District

NEW JERSEY STATE SENATE
The Honorable Leonard Lance - 23rd District
The Honorable Robert E. Littell - 24th District

NEW JERSEY STATE ASSEMBLY
The Honorable Connie Myers - 23rd District
The Honorable Michael Doherty - 23rd District
The Honorable Guy Gregg - 24th District

HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
The Honorable George D. Muller, Deputy Director
The Honorable Frank J. Fuzo, Freeholder
The Honorable Marcia A. Karrow, Freeholder
The Honorable George B. Melick, Freeholder

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., Freeholder Director
Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Retired)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Brigadier General Thomas Sullivan
New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

AWARDING OF MEDALS

CLOSING REMARKS
Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., Freeholder Director
Lieutenant Colonel US Army (Retired)

RECESSIONAL
Color Guard: Marine Corps League Detachment #927
Hunterdon County Bulldogs
Official Guests

Hunterdon County would like to give a special
recognition to John Hatzikalfas, designer of
the Hunterdon County Veteran's Medal

MUSICIANS
Jack Dooley - Bagpipes
Rachel Woodruff - Vocals

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Colalillo ShopRite for donating the refreshments for the Welcome Reception;
The Bradshaw Company for their participation in the creation of the medals and lapel pins;
Hunterdon Central Regional High School and their facilities staff;
Flemington Car and Truck Country for the use of the American Flag;
and the many County government family who have worked diligently to make this event happen

Veteran Recognition Ceremony Pictures
(click photos for larger view)


RECEPTION

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PROCESSIONAL & WELCOME

Jack Dooley - Bagpipes
Jack Dooley, Bagpipes
Jack Dooley - Bagpipes
Marine Corps League Detachment #927
Marine Corps League Detachment #927

Hunterdon County Bulldogs
Marine Corps League Detachment #927
Marine Corps League Detachment #927
Rachel Woodruff
Rachel Woodruff
Soloist
Rachel Woodruff
Reverend William (Tex) Culton
Reverend William (Tex) Culton
Frenchtown Presbyterian Church

OFFICIALS

Paul C. Sauerland, Jr. Freeholder Director
Freeholder Director Paul C. Sauerland, Jr.

Brigadier General Thomas Sullivan

Senator Leonard Lance

Assemblywomen Connie Myers

Assemblyman Michael Doherty

Freeholder George D. Muller
Frank J. Fuzo, Freeholder
Freeholder Frank J. Fuzo
Marcia A. Karrow, Freeholder
Freeholder Marcia A. Karrow
George B. Melick
Freeholder George B. Melick
Flag Salute

Freeholders Muller and Fuzo Director Sauerland with Brigadire General Sullivan and Senator Lance

VETERANS & ATTENDEES

 


The first medal recipient (pictured to the left) made these remarks:

“I am honored to accept this medal, but we all know who these medals are really for, they are for the doughboys who died in the trenches and didn’t come home."

 

 

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