Where to go to in Hudson County for Veterans Day events

This year, there are a number of events across Hudson County to pay tribute to those who bravely served.

Every year on Veterans Day we honor the service of all veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year, there are a number of events across Hudson County to pay tribute to those who bravely served:


— The city of Kearny will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Beech Street and Kearny Avenue at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony hosted by Post 99, the public is invited to join the veterans for a luncheon at the American Legion Post 99 on 314 Belgrove Dr.

— At 1:30 p.m., all are invited to the Marine Corps Detachment, 286 Belgrove Dr, for a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Marine Corp Museum. This is an Eagle Scout project by Scout Kristion Tegge and will feature historical artifacts from Hudson County and the U.S. Marine Corps.


— The Bayonne Memorial Day Parade Committee and the city will host a Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The program will honor Bayonne veterans and all who have served. Flournoy Gethers VFW Post 7470 is the lead post for the 2018 ceremony. Commander Barry Jones will be the master of ceremonies. Tony Goodson, commander, VFW Shelton Post 2294 will be the keynote speaker.

— The Bayonne Public Library will hold a service to remember those who have served the U.S. during World War I on Friday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. The library will have a display from veterans who served during the war, and all Bayonne veterans are invited to see the display. There will be a POW/MIA flag-raising at 3 p.m. to remember all those soldiers who remain listed as POW/MIA from WWI through the war on terror. Veterans will be available for questions and answers about their time in service.


— On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Hoboken Museum will host a performance by actor/creator and Hoboken resident Douglas Taurel of a play based on the actual letters from a WWI soldier, Irving Greenwald, a member of the Lost Battalion. The performance will take place at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the museums website: $20 for non-members and $15 for museum members.

Jersey City

— A Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at City Hall, 280 Grove St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. An art exhibition will follow the ceremony on the third floor of City Hall.

— On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Jersey City Veterans Day Parade will kick off from Dickinson High School, 2 Palisade Ave., at noon and conclude at City Hall. 

— Following the Jersey City Veterans Day Parade, The Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294, 98 Oak St., will host a Veterans Day celebration with food, festivities, and the music of the Spirit of Life Ensemble and the Mary Aiken Ensemble. 

— The Korean War Veterans of Hudson County will be honoring all veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Korean War monument at Washington and Dudley Street at 10 a.m.

— The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery will hold its annual “Honoring Our Heroes” Veterans Day tribute at Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave. on Nov. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature a Flag Waving Annual Tribute for veterans. There will also be performances by the American Bombshells, MTV artist Lovari, and Aart Markenstein. The event is free and open to the public. 

West New York

— On Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., West New York is observing the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice by ringing the old “Town Bell.” The West New York Library will also be open for a showing of a PBS film based on the “Great War.”


— The annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place at the American Legion Post 118, 753 Second St., on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

A Veterans Day assembly will take place for Secaucus High School students on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. at the Arthur F. Couch PAC, 11 Mill Ridge Road.


— Honoring those who served the U.S., NY Waterway will provide free ferry/bus service for active-duty service members and military veterans who come in uniform or with a valid military ID on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

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