World War II pilot chosen as Commander.
At its 2013 reorganization meeting, the American Veterans Association of Washington Township chose new officers and leaders for its group. Below is a list of those veterans in charge for the new year. Former Commander Raymond Milhime passed away July 3, 2012. He led the group and was one of its founders. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center at Rock Spring Park. Information provided by Forrest Burgener.
Local veterans group seeks ways to remember those killed in action.
Members of the American Veterans Association of Washington Township, post 1776, are always looking for–and taking part in–ways to keep history alive in the area. The group has embarked on a new project with the hopes that three former Long Valley residents will forever be remembered as heroes hailing from this community. Members Forrest Burgener, Larry Oppel, Marty Fleischer, and Tomas McBride presented an idea to the Washington Township Committee at its regular meeting Monday night, seeking approval from the five-member governing body. “We originally wanted to have some ball fields named after our heroes,” Burgener said to the committee. “But one of our members came up with this idea to name streets in their honor instead, for our heroes…