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Veterans

It is simply our duty as a nation, when we put our men and women in harm’s way, to care for them when they return. Congressman Pallone supports adequate funding for veterans programs to provide the men and women who fought for our country the support they need to stay healthy, get an education and find a good job. Congressman Pallone supports policies that would improve health services, increase job opportunities, and expand educational opportunities for veterans.

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November 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day, which is held each year on November 11th.

“On Veteran’s Day, Americans across the country salute our brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We renew our pledge to make sure that their service and sacrifice are never forgotten and remember that every day America is safer because of the veterans who have come before us and because of the men and women who serve today.

October 12, 2016 Press Release

New Brunswick, NJ– Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded Middlesex County for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for having effectively ended veterans' homelessness in the county. The Middlesex County freeholder board created a Veterans Housing Program in 2012 to assist veterans at risk of homelessness, committing $100,000 a year to the effort.

January 21, 2016 Press Release

MORGANVILLE, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), along with Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, presented World War II veteran Joseph Zakalyk with eight distinguished honors for his achievements in the United States Army Air Forces and service to his country.  Mr. Zakalyk, who is now 94-years old, served during World War II as an aerial photographer and gunner in the 745th Bombardment Squadron, 456th Bombardment Group, Fifteenth Air Force, successfully participating in 35 combat missions.

March 12, 2015 Press Release

Will Present 82-Year Old Veteran with Medals He Earned During Korean War

EDISON, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) visited the home of Robert A. Corbisiero, a Korean War veteran who lives in Edison, NJ, to present him with distinguished medals for his achievements and service to his country during the Korean War.  Mr. Corbisiero, who is now 82 years, has never been recognized with these medals before. 

November 7, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) visited the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home in Edison, NJ to mark the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.  Pallone spoke with New Jersey veterans and called for an end to the backlog of disability claims within the Veterans Administration (VA). 

 

July 29, 2013 Press Release
Long Branch, NJ – At the “Rebuild the Shore” Veterans Job Fair today in Long Branch, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) met veterans looking for employment, discussed issues they are facing and talked about ways he can help.
May 31, 2013 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will receive $665,055 in federal funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partner with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer permanent supportive housing by providing 75 vouchers to homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. 

May 28, 2013 Press Release

Washington DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day, which is observed May 27, 2013:

“Memorial Day serves as a time to honor the generations of brave American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to remember those who have served our country around the world.  These heroes represent the best in America, and Memorial Day is an opportunity to offer them our deepest thanks.  

November 9, 2012 Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today released the following statement to mark Veterans’ Day, which is celebrated on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

“Today I join Americans across the country in honoring our veterans for their service to our nation. Our men and women in uniform represent the best of our country.  As our region recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, I would especially like to thank the National Guard and other members of the U.S. Military who have participated in rescue and recovery efforts in New Jersey.

October 17, 2012 Press Release

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today presented Corporal Charles Brown, Jr. of Piscataway with a Congressional Gold Medal for his distinguished achievements as a Montford Point Marine during World War II. The Congressional Gold Medal is the nation’s highest civilian award. The ceremony was held at Parker’s Landing Lane Care Residence in New Brunswick where Cpl. Brown now resides.