15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069
Watchung, NJ 07069
Banners to display twice per year: Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and Veterans’ Day (November 11th)
First Rollout Date: Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2022
Sample of flags to be displayed
The Borough launched its first “Hometown Hero” Banner Project on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2022. The program began the tradition of honoring those Veterans and Service Members (living and deceased) as well as Active Military and those who either lived in, currently reside or work for the Borough of Watchung.
This program will continue to help celebrate both Memorial Day and Veterans Day for years to come; each year adding more brave Hero’s from past to present.
The banners will be two sided and will be placed along both sides of Somerset Street on the lamp posts. A map of Somerset Street with the names and lamp post numbers will be created and placed on the borough’s website for all.
We encourage all to support our Heroes’ and Watchung’s “Hometown Hero Project” with an online donation of $125.00.
Checks can also be made payable to: The Borough of Watchung and in the memo please write: “Hometown Hero”. Mail to: The Borough of Watchung, 15 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ, 07069.
Veterans and Service Members are not required to donate and all donations will be earmarked for this project.
All Veterans, Service Members or representatives NEED TO FILL OUT AND APPROVE THE FORM IN ORDER TO BE REPRESENTED.
Applications received will be included in the next holiday celebration
If you have any questions or need assistance with signing-up, please reach out to: Linda Monetti at 908-756-0800 ext.: 210 or at [email protected]
The Mayor and Council hold a Memorial Day Ceremony each May at 9:30 AM in front of the War Memorial at the Texier House located at 10 Mountain Boulevard. The event is typically held outdoors rain or shine.
All are invited to attend.