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Fourth Graders at Fairview School Make a Difference for Deployed Soldiers

Fourth Graders at Fairview School Make a Difference for Deployed Soldiers

One of the fourth graders in the crowd, Lizzy Wittmer, said she knows the sacrifices of being a military family all too well. Her father serves in the Army. Lizzy told us what she thought of collecting supplies and making cards for our troops. She said, “I feel good, and I know it’s going to help people, because after I was born my dad had to go to Afghanistan for a year. This helps them to survive and be happy.”

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Mom Of Fallen Middletown Soldier Speaks To Fairview 4th Graders

Mom Of Fallen Middletown Soldier Speaks To Fairview 4th Graders

“You don’t know how excited these men and women will be to get your packages,” said Marion Zilinski, according to a statement provided afterwards to Patch. “When you’re in a place like Afghanistan, stores don’t exist at the corner where you can buy a toothbrush or lip balm, and it’s no fun to go without items you really need.”

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When We Teach Them, They Pay It Forward

When We Teach Them, They Pay It Forward

Wreaths Across America has thousands of volunteers around the world, and many of them are young people. That makes the mission to remember, honor and teach that much more gratifying for all involved. When we show them by example and involvement, they will pay it forward just as Jordan Codispoti of New Jersey is doing.

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Wreaths for the Dennis Zilinski Foundation (NJ0137P)

Wreaths for the Dennis Zilinski Foundation (NJ0137P)

On Saturday, December 7th we will be taking a bus full of volunteers up to West Point to join Wreaths Across America in their Wreath laying ceremony/efforts. We have a scholarship recipient who has championed a drive/sponsorship campaign for people to sponsor wreaths we lay at West Point Cemetery.

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Military Appreciation Night with the BlueClaws –  A Night of Camaraderie for Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families

Military Appreciation Night with the BlueClaws – A Night of Camaraderie for Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families

July 15, 2019, Lakewood, New Jersey – Despite dark skies and the threat of a strong thunderstorm, First Energy Park in Lakewood was packed Thursday for its annual BlueClaws Military Appreciation Night. “I was grateful to see the showing of support for our military and their families. The positive impact created by the camaraderie shared among soldiers, their spouses, and their children is priceless,” said Marion Zilinski, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund.

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Gala to Support Severely Wounded Soldiers and their Families

Gala to Support Severely Wounded Soldiers and their Families

Gala to Support Severely Wounded Soldiers and their Families
Five Volunteers from the Jersey Shore to be Honored at “A Toast to Dennis”
Adelphia, New Jersey, July 18, 2019 – The 11th Annual “A Toast to Dennis – A Night of Remembrance” Gala will be held at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, on Friday, September 13, 2019, to support veterans suffering from post-trauma?c stress disorder (PTSD), trauma?c brain injury (TBI), and other life altering injuries, and their families.

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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY HOLDS FIRST ‘BREAKFAST WITH DENNIS’ EVENT IN HONOR OF FALLEN SOLDIER

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY HOLDS FIRST ‘BREAKFAST WITH DENNIS’ EVENT IN HONOR OF FALLEN SOLDIER

The Breakfast is a scholarship service project initiated by CBA freshman Anthony Sanfratello.  The Sanfratello family and CBA chapter members of SADD — led by its moderator Bill Frake — helped prepare and serve all the food for the breakfast buffet. The supplies for the Breakfast were donated.   

Television and radio personality Joe Piscopo also spoke at the Breakfast reminding everyone of the personal sacrifices of all our service persons.  

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