Connecting with Ocean County Veterans

With more than 60,000 veterans calling Ocean County home, veteran service organizations held a meet and greet event at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, Toms River, on Nov. 8. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari along with Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau and Ocean County Clerk Scott Colabella joined members of the American Legion, and the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau to talk about veteran service organizations and also programs available to members of the military and their families. “We are happy to act as the conduit for our veterans to access organizations that are there specifically for them,” said Freeholder Little. Pictured from left to right are Director of the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau John P. Dorrity, Freeholder Little, County Clerk Colabella, American Legion Brick Memorial Post 348 Adjutant Ed McBride, Richard Godfrey Sr., American Legion Membership Chairman Department of New Jersey, Ralph Moranz, American Legion Post 129, Toms River and Freeholder Director Vicari.