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Jersey Proud: News 12

Jersey Proud: Volunteers lay wreaths at West Point Cemetery to honor fallen heroes

Wreaths Across America: Annual Wreath-laying Ceremony

Annual Tradition of The Zilinski Memorial Fund Honoring Veterans at West Point Cemetery with a Wreath-Laying Ceremony Resumes Following Pandemic

Newsletter Issue 003 – Fall 2021

Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter! In each edition of Dezil's Dispatch, we will share the exciting news of our happenings and accomplishments. Family and friends will give us "A Dose of Dennis" so you will learn more about our hero and son. • If you'd like to...

“Run with Dennis” 5K Run/Walk is Back in Person!


Kade Patterson

The E3 Private First Class in the Army was severely injured during a deployment in Kuwait in 2005 when he was just 19 years old. During a mission to recover the fallen, Patterson severely damaged his left leg and hip, and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Newsletter Issue 002 – Summer 2021

Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter! In each edition of Dezil’s Dispatch, we will share the exciting news of our happenings and accomplishments.

Please Don’t Say “Happy” Memorial Day

🇺🇸 The date is often mistaken for the kick-off of the summer season on the news, with barbeques and beach festivities highlighted on television, but we ask you to honor our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day with respect and gratitude. Indeed, it is not a “Happy” Memorial Day, rather a somber occasion recognizing loss and honoring those lost, like our Dennis.

Military Child

Major Zilinski was escorted home in April 2020 by a caravan of firetrucks, police cars, family, and friends as spectators practicing social distancing lined the streets to watch. The excitement – widely covered in the media – lifted spirits in the community during the first few weeks of the pandemic.

Our Upcoming Events

Come Support Our Mission

Our Memorial Fund sponsors the K9 Sgt. Denny Dogwalk, the BlueClaws Baseball Outing, the Toast to Dennis- A Night of Remembrance, the Golf with Dennis, and the Run with Dennis. The Fund will continue to solicit local businesses and citizens in order to raise resources needed for scholarships and support of wounded military personnel.

Contributions have been made to various 501(c)(3) organizations that furnish prosthetics, clothing and handicap construction to wounded soldiers upon their return home.

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One on One with Steve Adubato

Informative interview about the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund and K9 Sgt. Denny Project.

Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund




Our mission is to honor the life and memory of U.S. Army Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II.

We provide support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Additionally, by providing scholarships, the Fund invests in the future of high school students who embody the leadership qualities and community spirit of Lt. Zilinski. The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund is a 501( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law (Tax ID # 03-0601077).

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