Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The community is invited to a Support the Troops Pancake Breakfast to be held on Sunday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Post 2179, Port Monmouth section of Middletown NJ.

The event sponsored by the VFW Post 2179 and the Middletown Township Lions Club will benefit the New Jersey National Guard State Family Readiness Council. (NGSFRC).

With more than 3,000 New Jersey National Guard members being deployed in the Global War on Terrorism this year, the New Jersey National Guard State Family Readiness Council stands ready to provide financial assistance to the families of deployed Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen. The council works in conjunction with Family Assistance Centers located at National Guard facilities across the state to help the ‘Home Front Heroes’ during deployments.

Our mission is to work in conjunction with the Lawrence Township Lions Club and the American Legion Post 414, to perpetuate more financial assistance to the NGSFRC. They will be holding their breakfast at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville NJ at the same time and date.

The headquarters for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) that deploys in June 2008 is in Lawrenceville NJ. The deployment of this Brigade will be the largest mobilization of Garden State Citizen-Soldiers since World War II. Therefore, it is important for our Middletown Twp Lions Club to reach out to our centrally located communities to help in this endeavor.

The cost for the Support the Troops Pancake Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. (Under Five FREE)

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to donate items for the breakfast or to donate monetarily to the event. A banner will be hung with names of all who donate.

For more information on how to show your support to our local troops or for advance tickets call LTC (Ret) Jim Guerrieri at 908-902-0371 or Mr. Bill Travis, Past Commander, VFW Post 2179 at 732-787-0999.

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