Veterans

COVID-19 Update (11/30/20):
The Morris County Veterans Service Office continues to be closed to the public. Veterans can access services by calling 973-285-6866.

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 2020: watch our video tribute!


Upcoming Events


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.

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.

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.

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.

Visit the Vietnam Veterans of America website.

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