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Congratulations to the Color Guard!

1st Place

Roxbury Fire Department 100th Anniversary Parade

August 12, 2017


Lou Rivera, John Ruppell, Matt Sichko, Bill Burbridge and with the trophy (minus Bill)!

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Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient Placards

  • New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.10) permits exemption from payment of municipal parking meter fees, for up to 24 hours, for disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients under certain, specific circumstances:
    • The parked vehicle is owned by the disabled veteran or the Purple Heart recipient.
    • The disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient is the driver or a passenger in that vehicle.
    • The vehicle displays a unique placard issued by the MVC.
  • A disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard affords the vehicle owner the same privileges as the license plates.
  • An applicant for a placard must be the owner of the vehicle in which the placard is to be used, and the placard can only be used by the owner if that owner is the driver of the vehicle or a passenger in it.
  • To receive such a placard, applicants must submit BOTH of the following:
    • Proof of disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient status (DD-214, DD-215, award of disability letter, citation awarding Purple Heart, etc.) and,
    • An application (MVC form BA-49).
      • Application is available at any MVC agency, by mail, or by calling (609) 292-6500.
  • Placards are available at any MVC agency or by mail.
    • In person, submit proof of status and a completed, signed application (BA-49), or
    • By mail, send photocopy of proof of status and a completed, signed application (BA-49) to:
      • NJMVC
        Special Plates Unit
        P. O. Box 015
        Trenton, NJ 08666-015
  • Placards are subject to renewal/recertification every 3 years.
  • Placards clearly show their expiration date, which will be on the last day of the month that is punched out. The year of expiration will also be punched out.
  • The holder of a disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard can also be issued a Person with a Disability (PWAD) placard, if eligible. These unique placards do not replace a PWAD placard.
  • The disabled veteran or Purple Heart recipient placard cannot be used for parking in PWAD labeled parking spots.
  • Applicants who meet the requirements for both a disabled veteran and Purple Heart recipient placard must decide which type of unique placard - DV or PH - they wish to receive. Only one type of these unique placards can be issued.
  • The holder of a unique placard will be issued a placard recipient identification card that will match the owner information on the vehicle registration card for the vehicle in use.
  • This specific identification card indicates the actual person who is entitled to use the privilege of the unique placard.

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Legion Centennial Coin

The American Legion is encourag

ing Congress to mark its 2019 Centennial with a commemorative coin. A bipartisan group in Congress is now gathering support for The 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. Legion members are encouraged to contact their representatives and senators to support this important legislation.

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William J. Hocking - Post 91

Our 90th Anniversary is in 2018

The Post has created a History Committee - See Post History Tab for details!

The goal of the committee is to assemble stories, facts, photos of the Post for the last 90 years which will be written into a book. The Post History book will be publised by 2018. Your contributions are essential to capturing the spirit and activities of Post 91.