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Hunterdon veterans to be honored at county 4-H fair

The Hunterdon County Veterans’ Recognition Medal will be awarded to over 50 county veterans, at the Hunterdon County 2019 4-H Fair Opening Ceremonies, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park, in Ringoes, N.J.

The ceremony is open to the public. The program on the Main Stage includes patriotic musical entertainment.

Past veterans’ medal recipients and all other county veterans are invited to attend the ceremony to join in the salute to the 2019 recipients. Special parking for veterans is available by contacting Ruthi Cass at 908-788-1104 or

“The Veterans Recognition Medal program allows both public officials and residents to meaningfully and publicly thank those Hunterdon County men and women who have faithfully served our nation in the military,” said Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza, the board’s veterans’ liaison.

Hunterdon County Veterans who have not previously received a medal and are interested in applying for the 2020 Veterans’ Recognition Medal should contact Rich Booth, the county’s Veterans’ Services officer, by calling 908-788-1361.

The design for the medal, commissioned by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2002, was created by John N. Hatzikalfas of Team Graphics in Flemington, N.J. Hatzikalfas is a Hunterdon County resident and a Vietnam War veteran.

Information on the Hunterdon County 2019 4-H & Agricultural Fair can be found at htt. The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.