About Veterans' Services
The Hunterdon County Office on Veterans' Services helps to provide community resources and outreach to individuals who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.
This office is part of the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services Division of Senior, Disabilities, and Veterans' Services. Coordinating services for Veterans and their loved ones involves expressing a need for a service, identifying a resource to fill that need, and ensuring effective delivery of services to each Veteran.
Please contact us at any time, Monday through Friday at 908-788-1361 or via email by contacting the Hunterdon County Veterans Services Officer, Richard Booth.
Email Richard Booth.
Information - available for Veteran specific resources (local, state, and national)
Referrals - made as necessary to the appropriate agencies or resources for Veteran specific services
Case Management - Assist Veterans with filing claims for benefits through the VA, such as
- Service Connection Disability Compensation
- Burial and much more
Community Outreach- bringing issues that directly impact Veterans to community members in an effort to change or assist in resolving those issues
Discounts for Veterans - The Hunterdon County Clerk's office, Hunterdon County Division of Veterans Services, and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have teamed up to thank our Veterans for their service by offering discounts at participating local businesses.
Veteran Tax Deductions
All New Jersey Veteran Homeowners Now Qualify For The $250 Deduction Through Constitutional Amendment Approved By Voters, View the application (PDF).
Covid-19 Self Test Kits Available for County Veterans
If you are a Veteran you can request a COVID-19 SELF TEST KIT from the County's Veterans Services Office. Call Rich Booth at 908-788-1361 for information.
Verizon Wireless Military and Veteran Discounts - When signed up for one of the unlimited plans the discount is one of the following depending on the number of lines on the account:
- 1 phone - $10 discount per account
- 2 - 3 phones - $25 discount per account
- 4+ phones - $20 discount per account (That's $5 off per line)
Eligible non-unlimited plans have 15% monthly discount. And military members get 25% off select accessories.
Hunterdon County Veterans Recognition Program 2022
Hunterdon County's 2022 Veterans Recognition Medal Ceremony will once again be held on Veteran's Day, November 11th.
The event is invitation only and will be livestreamed via Facebook so that family and friends of the veteran’s being honored are able to view the ceremony from all over the world.
The ceremony will start at 1:00 pm and features posthumous medal recipient Lt. Dale Harry Haver’s twin brother, Don Haver, as this year’s guest speaker.
Don Haver returned home six months prior to Lt. Dale Haver’s release from the Army and their parents were excited to see one of their twin boys come home. Unfortunately, while flying a mission to rescue wounded soldiers, Lt. Dale Haver’s helicopter engine shut down and crashed.
Lt. Dale crawled away to safety, but realized his gunner was left on board the crashed helicopter. Lt. Dale returned to rescue his fellow crew member and while in the process of doing that, the vehicle exploded. After a few days in a military field hospital, Lt. Dale succumbed to his wounds.
Lt. Dale Haver’s brother, Don and several extended family members are expected at the ceremony where Lt. Dale will be honored by the County.
For more information about the Veteran’s Recognition Medal Ceremony, or to be included in the 2023 event, VSO Richard Booth can be contacted via email.
Memorial Day 2021: Remembering Freedom Is Not Free
By Susan J. Soloway, Director and Veterans' Liaison, Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners.
I joined with some of our Veterans this week in placing flags on the gravesites of our Hunterdon County Veterans, not only because it is important to pay tribute to those who have served but also to highlight and recognize the solemn importance of Memorial Day.
It is a day we set aside to specifically honor the memory of those who, in service to our nation, have paid for our freedom and liberty with their lives. Reminding us that 'Freedom is not Free' is so much more than a slogan, it is a recognition of the cost of our freedom, paid in the past, and continuing to be paid today, with the lives of our military forces.
My grandfather, father and sister proudly served in our nation's military. All by God's grace returned from their service without harm. Their service has given me a deep appreciation for all Veterans, which is why it is an honor to serve as an advocate for our Veterans as the Board's Veterans Liaison.
And that honor, in my opinion, bestows a duty on me to remind all of us about the true reason for Memorial Day.
So this weekend, as many host family, friends, and neighbors at backyard gatherings, I am joined by my colleagues on the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners in encouraging everyone to take time to contemplate the cost of gaining and protecting our freedoms.
To reflect on the value of our liberties we enjoy as Americans. To understand why Memorial Day is not simply another holiday but is a special day for us to offer our gratitude and respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
On behalf of the entire Board of Commissioners, we commemorate Memorial Day, salute our Veterans, express our solemn appreciation to those who paid the price for the freedoms we all enjoy, with the knowledge that freedom is borne out of sacrifice, comes at a high cost, and has never, ever been free.
Veterans Honored by Hunterdon Officials in Virtual Ceremony on Veterans Day
NOVEMBER 12, 2020: Fifty-seven Hunterdon County Veterans who received the County's recognition medal this year, including an Air Force fighter pilot originally from the County who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, were honored by the County's elected officials in a ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11th, live-streamed from the Historic Courthouse through Facebook and the County's website, while the Courthouse bell tolled honoring those who have served the nation. View media release (PDF).
VA Authorized Urgent Care Facility for Veterans Re-Established in Hunterdon
Hunterdon County Commissioner Board Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway announced, at the September 15th Commissioner meeting, the availability of a new VA approved local urgent care facility in Flemington for eligible county Veterans that will provide an in-country location for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, without a long drive for Veterans to a different county or neighboring state. View media release (PDF).
Purple Heart Vets Will Get Disability Claims Moved Quicker
WASHINGTON - Veterans who earned a Purple Heart during their military service will now have their veteran's disability claims moved ahead of other requests, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie announced on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
"Those who hold the Purple Heart, the recognition of wounds taken in battle, will now receive priority consideration when it comes to claims," he told members of the House Appropriations Committee. The new policy will go into effect on April 1. View more information about Purple Heart Veterans.