The City of Jersey City has announced a new partnership with Legion Post 419 as part of their veteran services expansion, which will kick off with an open house tomorrow.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The open house, which will be held at the Apple Tree House at 298 Academy St., serves as an introduction between Jersey Cityâ€™s veterans who arenâ€™t familiar with the local chapter and to other veterans already involved.
The event is free and open to all honorably discharged veterans, as well as members of the Guard and Reserve.
In addition to the American Legion Beacon Post 419, representatives from the Jersey City Division of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Chat and Chew will also be present.
â€œMost American civilians donâ€™t realize that our nation has been at war for nearly two decades, Post Commander for American Legion Beacon Post 419 Ruth Cordner said in a statement.
â€œEvery day, more and more veterans are returning to civilian life, and the American Legion is there to assist this growing population with their unique set of needs.â€
This new partnership with the Legion Post 419 is the latest example of the administrationâ€™s efforts to expand housing and services for veterans, previously joining former First Lady Michelle Obama’s pledge to end veteran homelessness.
â€œIâ€™m one of the seven percent of Americans who are veterans,â€ Mayor Steven Fulop, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, said in a statement.
â€œItâ€™s important we do everything we can to recognize, thank, support, and honor those who have served. Iâ€™m proud that Jersey City can step up to assist the American Legion in its mission to serve our Cityâ€™s veteran population.â€
Starting this month, the Apple Tree House will be the new meeting location for Post 419.