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This year we are honoring 57 Veterans. Medals are being delivered to each Veteran at their home, by the Veteran’s Services Officer, Rich Booth.

A virtual award show showcased each Veteran receiving their medal from the VSO, alongside an active military photo if one had been made available. Freeholders and Constitutional Officers were at the ceremony speaking about each Veteran and honoring their selfless service to this great nation

NOVEMBER 12, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Honored By Hunterdon Officials In Virtual Ceremony On Veterans Day

Hunterdon County Veterans Medal

The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the citizens
of Hunterdon County gratefully acknowledge
your personal sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. And, as is appropriately emblazoned on the medal


"We Shall Never Forget"

The Hunterdon County Veterans Recognition Medal was commissioned by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2002. The design for the medal was created by John N. Hatzikalfas of Team Graphics, located in Flemington NJ. Mr. Hatzikalfas is a Hunterdon County resident and a Vietnam War Veteran. The total number of recipients of the Hunterdon County Veterans Medal to date is 1582.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders held their 2019 Veterans Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 and recognized over 60 Hunterdon County Veterans for their services. View more information on the 2019 Ceremony.

"Dear Mr. Holt and all of the who represent our Freeholders of Hunterdon County.  As a proud recipient of the Hunterdon Veterans Medal I want to say how awesome the whole ceremony was and how deeply pleased I was to be in attendance.  To everyone from the County that were involved in this ceremony , I thank you for the tremendous efforts and sincerity in really showing what us Vets mean to the County of Hunterdon."

With great pleasure, I thank you all.
John M. Lutz
Franklin Township


WWII Veterans Honored In Hunterdon County

John PallerJOHN PALLER - French Consulate General Anne-Claire Legendre awarded Raritan Township resident, Veteran John Paller, with France’s most prestigious distinction for military or civil service, the Legion of Honor, on Tuesday, February 11th at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Flemington.

In addition to receiving the Legion of Honor, Paller was presented with a joint legislative resolution on behalf of Assemblymen Zwicker and Freiman and Senator Bateman. Paller also received proclamations from the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Raritan Township Committee.

Freeholder Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway recognized Paller for his honorable and distinguished service, having flown over 35 combat missions in France and Germany, and then upon his return, serving as a flight instructor in the Air Force for twenty-two continuous years.


Agniso ValentinoAGNISO 'GENE' VALENTINO - The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board presented Veteran Agniso “Gene” Valentino with a proclamation to commemorate his 100th birthday and to honor him for his dedicated service to the nation during the June 2nd Freeholder Meeting, held virtually per the state’s Executive Orders.

Valentino served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, earning more than ten service-related medals and an Honorable Discharge Medal from the U.S. Coast Guard, before entering a career as a Merchant Marine, earning his Merchant Master’s License and transporting goods all over the world until he retired in 1985.

Freeholder Soloway extended the Board’s gratitude to Valentino, during the virtual meeting, for his extraordinary service through three arduous battles, along with wishes for a special celebration as family, neighbors and friends, and members of the Freeholder Board, congratulate and honor him for all of his achievements. 



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