New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day Ceremony


New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tuesday, May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our annual ceremony at 11:00. The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will be presenting the Distinguished Service Medal to New Jersey Veterans. To apply to the Medal program visit their website.


The NJ Distinguished Service Medal was originally issued in 1858 for those who distinguished themselves in the New Jersey Militia, but was used infrequently until re-authorized by Governor Kean in 1988.

The NJ Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those combat Veterans who were not residents of New Jersey when they entered the military service,
but who are current residents of New Jersey and have resided in the state for at least the last five years. All other qualifications are the same as for the

The NJ Vietnam Service Medal was approved by the New Jersey Legislature on Nov. 13, 2000. To be eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal, Veterans must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current resident of New Jersey;
  • Served in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or the contiguous waters or
    airspace thereof on or after Dec. 31, 1960 and on or before May 7, 1975;
  • Have an honorable discharge or be currently serving in the military