Phillipsburg Area Veterans 

William L. Nixon Veterans Day Tribute

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Phillipsburg Area Veterans Activities and Events, 2017-18

Co-Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Fleet Reserve Association Black Diamond Branch 115

Run for the Heroes 

Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Place: Veterans Rally Point

Ready for a workout? Join us at the Veterans Rally Point and enter the Run for the Heroes 5K race to support the Phillipsburg Area Veterans Association! Grab your running shoes and come support a great cause!

Memorial Day Candlelight (Vigil) Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Place: The Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Rally Point in Lopatcong, NJ

Join us as we honor veterans who have passed away within the past year during our annual vigil ceremony and Honor Bell Ceremony. Anyone attending is welcome to read the names of deceased veterans. To do this, sign up upon arrival in the pavilion. Remember your lawn chairs, as this is an outdoor event. 

Mission to Honor 

Date: May 22nd, 2018

Time: During the school day

Place: Phillipsburg High School

The Phillipsburg High School will serve as the hosting place for this year's Mission to Honor program for veterans. If you are a veteran and you are interested, the Phillipsburg High School Mission to Honor Team invites you to participate! During the program, there will be: a provided light breakfast at 7:00 A.M., an assembly, 2 classroom visits, and lunch. Our main speak of the day will be retired USAF Colonel James Sikra. 

For more information, please contact MJ Howell: [email protected]

Music in the Park 


Time: 7:00 P.M. every night

Place: The Veterans Rally Point in Lopatcong, NJ

Starting in June, the Phillipsburg Area Veterans Association is pleased to hold Music in the Park! Every night, talented musicians representing seasoned veterans of the United States Armed Forces will perform live music at no cost to the public. It's open to everyone and it's a whole new world of excitement. Come on out, bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and enjoy some quality entertainment by veterans blazing with talent.

National POW/MIA Remembrance Day/Veterans Recognition Night

Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018

Time: TBA

Place: Bellis Field at Phillipsburg Middle School

The Phillipsburg Area Veterans Association is proud to welcome U.S. Veterans to a night of recognition as well as a night of honoring those who have been captured and/or declared missing during the fiercest battles. Dinner and refreshments will be served prior to the football game taking place. At halftime, a special ceremony will take place on the field to recognize veterans as well as POW/MIA soldiers from the Phillipsburg area.

21st Annual William L. Nixon Veterans Day Tribute

Date: TBA

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Place: Phillipsburg High School

All are welcome to the 21st Annual William L. Nixon Veterans Day Tribute taking place at Phillipsburg High School! On this very special occasion, we pay tribute to those who have bravely served our country from the Phillipsburg area as well as those we have lost who died bravely protecting the freedoms of America. This year, we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which was known as the Great War. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Stay tuned for more details.

American Legion 100th Anniversary Celebration

Date: August 24-30, 2018

Time: TBA

Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The American Legion is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary! This year, the Legion will kick off the festivities with the 100th Annual American Legion Convention in Minneapolis! See the Sign-Ups and Forms page for more info.

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