Veterans

The Morris County Veterans Services Office provides information and assistance to discharged Morris County Veterans and their families in obtaining VA benefits and entitlements, as well as recording the location of graves of Morris County Veterans and providing flags each year to decorate those graves on Memorial Day.

For more information about services available to Morris County veterans, call 973-285-6866. Sign up for our mailing list for more updates!

Morris County Veterans ID Card

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Morris County Veterans ID Cards are perfect for those who may not have a driver’s license or may just want an additional form of identification. They can also be used as a way to enjoy discounts at many participating Morris County businesses.

To obtain a Morris County Veteran’s ID Card, you must provide the following:

  • One form of identification proving Morris County residency
  • Original or certified copy of the long form discharge document, such as the DD 214

This service is free of charge for all honorably discharged Morris County veterans in appreciation of their service in protecting our citizens and our country.

To obtain any type of Morris County ID Card, visit the Morris County Clerk’s Office at 10 Court St, Morristown, any time from 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. No appointments necessary.

ID card holders are eligible for discounts through Operation Give Back – view the discount directory!

For more information, visit the Morris County Clerk’s website.


Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal

The Morris County Board of Freeholders wishes to commemorate all veterans who served honorably in the United States Military by presenting the Distinguished Service Medal to eligible Morris County Residents.

If you or your family member meets the following criteria, please complete the application. You will need to provide a copy of service ( DD-214 ) and an active duty card if currently in the reserves.

  1. Honorably discharged from the United States Armed Services
  2. A current or former resident of Morris County

We recently awarded medals for Veterans Day 2019 – read more about the recipients!


Upcoming Events

Note: The November 19 Veterans Commander Summit has been canceled.


Are you a veteran, or know of a veterans event? Submit an event to our calendar! (Make sure to select “Veterans” under Category.)


Veterans Organizations

American Legion

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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

List of American Legion Posts

  • Post 124 Boonton
    210 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005
    Commander Edward Rue
    973-334-7309
  • Post 154 John A Dean
    28 Main Street, Butler, NJ 07405
    Commander John Turko
    973-222-6278
    [email protected]
  • Post 27 William Hedges Baker
    2 Legion Place, Dover, NJ 07801
    973-366-2257
    Commander Mike Fastiggi
  • Post 342 Bernays Apgar
    Route 24, PO Box 342, Chester, NJ 07930
    908-879-5271
    Commander Tom Alcock
    908-879-3895
    [email protected]
  • Post 390 Denville Memorial Post
    9 Legion Place, Denville, NJ 07834
    973-627-8237
    Commander Rich Fritchie
    973-216-1907
    [email protected]
  • Post 421 James P. Collins
    96 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936
    973-428-1257
    Commander Herman Marmon
    973-428-1257
    [email protected]
  • Post 43 Frank Patterson
    20 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park NJ 07932
    Commander Joseph Nester
    973-886-104
    [email protected]
  • Post 249 Parippanong
    91 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
    Mailing Address: PO Box 196, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
    973-335-9266
    Commander Bruce Michels
    973-464-1619
    [email protected]
  • Post 245 William H Flatt, Jr.
    210 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
    973-663-2690
    Commander Tony Gross
    973-584-6311
    [email protected]
  • Post 279 Lincoln Park
    133 Main Street, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
    973-706-6799
    Commander Harold Liberatore
    973-229-0841
    [email protected]
  • Post 315 Mendham
    P.O. Box 275, Brookside, NJ 07926
    Commander Joseph Szoke
    973-543-2337
    [email protected]
  • Post 423 Tri-County Memorial
    28 Legion Road, Milton (Oak Ridge), NJ 07438
    973-697-7376
    [email protected]
    Commander Larry Brain
    973-208-7882
    [email protected]
  • Post 391 Mine Hill
    1 Legion Place, Mine Hill, NJ 07803
    973-328-9767
    Commander Charles Jandik
    973-525-8833
    [email protected]
  • Post 59
    P.O. Box 2103, Morristown, NJ 07960
    Meets at Hillside Hose Co #1, 132 Western Avenue Morristown, NJ
    Commander John Viola
    [email protected]
  • Post 312 Creighton Mayes
    78 Abbett Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
    201-213-7915
    Commander Carl Cousins
    201-213-7915
    [email protected]
  • Post 450 Pequannock Memorial
    11 Oak Avenue, Pequannock, NJ 07440
    973-633-9356
    [email protected]
    Commander Dennis Porpora
    973-902-1880
  • Post 242 John H Lookoff
    700 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
    973-839-9724
    [email protected]
    Commander Louis Hebert
    973-839-9724
  • Post 344 Rockaway Township
    210 Chestnut Terrace, Rockaway, NJ 07866
    973-627-9717
    Commander Tom Hiler
    973-219-8414
    [email protected]
  • Post 175 Rock Den (closed, but information still listed)
    76 Franklin Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07866
    Post Meetings are 1st Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
    Commander Robert Smith
    973-627-5259
  • Post 91 William J Hocking
    99 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ 07885
    973-366-2458
    Commander Leon Stickle
    201-317-1722
    [email protected]
    www.whartonlegion91.org
  • Post 155 Whippanong
    13-23 Legion Place, Whippany, NJ 07981
    973-884-2494
    Commander Gary Giampino
    973-738-7578
    [email protected]

Visit the American Legion website.

American Veterans of Washington Township, Post 1776

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The American Veterans Association of Washington Township is a stand-alone non-profit organization from Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey, with a purpose of keeping the service and history of Veterans “alive”. The American Veterans Association of Washington Township regularly speaks to local student classes about their first-hand experiences in the military from WWII to the present.

Organization information

American Veterans of Washington Township Post 1776
PO Box 132
Schooley’s Mountain, NJ 07870

Visit the American Veterans of Washington Township website.

Blinded Veterans Association

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The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Founded in 1945, BVA has been helping blinded vets ever since. Although chartered by the U.S. Congress, BVA receives no government funds.

Visit the Blinded Veterans Association’s website, and learn more about the New Jersey Regional Group.

Marine Corps League

Marine Corps League logoMembers of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions, promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service.

MCL local chapter information

L/CPL Robert J. Slattery Detachment #206
Marine Corps League
Steve Bliss
PO Box 566
West Caldwell, NJ 07007-0566
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mclslatterydet.org/
Charitable Organization: http://www.marinescare.org/

Visit the Marine Corps League website.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Today, membership stands at more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.

Visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website.

Vietnam Veterans of America

VVA logoVietnam Veterans of America’s (VVA’s) goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA strives to make sure that those who serve our country receive the care and respect they have earned.

VVA local chapter information

Vietnam Veterans of America
P.O. Box 283
Hopatcong, NJ 07849-0283
(973)663-2008

112th Field Artillery Association
261 River Road
East Hanover, NJ 07936-3707

Visit the Vietnam Veterans of America website.

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