Ocean County is home to New Jersey’s largest population of military veterans, and this year U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3) will mark Veterans Day with a town hall event this week.
Veterans Day is this Thursday, Nov. 11. Kim will mark the occasion by hosting a town hall at Ocean County College at 5:30 p.m. The second-term congressman will hear from a panel of local veterans about how their experiences in the military “inspired them to provide life-long service to others and thank all of Burlington and Ocean County veterans for their service,” an announcement from Kim’s office said.
“Our appreciation to our nation’s veterans should not just be in words alone,” Kim said. “The simple promise that we make to all service members is that if you step up to protect our families and our nation’s security, we will have your back for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, this is a promise that we as a nation have not always kept, and I am committed and working every day to fix that and give veterans what their families deserve.”
Kim touted the recent announcement that an expanded VA outpatient clinic would open in Toms River as a major milestone for the area’s veterans.
The event, while open to the public, will be a mix of in-person and online. In-person attendance is available, however attendance will be RSVP only and limited to adhere to coronavirus safety protocols, including a mask requirement. Those who wish to reserve a seat, can call 732-255 0400, ext. 2080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town hall will also be streamed live at this link.
“Raw, lived experiences of war will be described in detail,” the announcement warned.