This Saturday is yet another chance for Hobokenites to come out in support of Hoboken American Legion Post 107 and their ongoing initiative to house homeless veterans in our area.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th, the Legion will host a Block Party, with food an festivities with the intent of raising funds and awareness for their efforts as they hope to build a new facility that could house homeless veterans.
“We have to do better in taking care of our Veterans,” says American Legion Post 107 Commander John Carey. “We must always thank these young men and women for serving their country. They give up so much in doing so—disruption to family, deployments that put them in harm’s way not once but sometimes two or three times in just a few years; resulting in many cases of divorce, family breakups and even suicide.”
Carey knows firsthand of what he speaks. “The servicemen and women that served during Vietnam were never thanked for their service. There is nothing like those two little words ‘Thank You’ for serving. Remember—today it’s a ALL VOLUNTEER ARMY. Yet any come home dealing not only with physical wounds but mental as well.”
Please stop by Hoboken American Legion Post 107 at 308 2nd Street and show your support.