Carteret, NJ – On Tuesday night, Mayor Dan Reiman congratulated VFW National Commander-in-Chief George Lisicki, and presented a check for $25,600 to benefit members of the local Star Landing, Pvt. Nicholas Minue #2314. The endowment was provided by the borough’s community development fund, and will allow for HVAC building upgrades to the local VFW’s headquarters.
Carteret’s VFW was chartered in 1931, and purchased its local headquarters, which had served as a bakery, in the same year. As of 2008 its membership has grown to 390, and includes both retirees and a number of active service personnel.
As a community-oriented organization, the Carteret VFW regularly contributes its time and resources to other not-for-profit groups. This includes loaning its sizable facilities to local charities and schools for special events and functions. According to Commander-in-Chief George Lisicki, the Star Landing most recently played home to a school dance, and has been the site of many of the town’s community gatherings and celebrations.
“We are proud to have been a part of these enhancements to the 2nd home of our local war veterans,” Mayor Reiman stated. “Not only has their military service to our country been invaluable, but they have demonstrated a continuing commitment to each other and Carteret as a whole. These building upgrades will be a lasting benefit to them and all of those who utilize their facilities.”