As a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War, I believe a key role in my service to Scotch Plains is to educate veterans about the many programs and service that are offered to them.
With news of the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan – which includes $10.2 billion for the state – I was pleased to see a number of funding initiatives that can benefit our local veterans through the “American Rescue Plan Act.”
This new funding:
In addition, there are supports for veterans who own businesses, including:
Locally, we continue to find ways to support and honor veterans. For example, nine Union County facilities now offer designated parking spaces for military veterans, including Ash Brook Golf Course at 1210 Raritan Road. The parking spaces feature signage noting their veteran designation, and may be used by any veteran with a car displaying a special placard provided by county prosecutor.
To apply for a placard, veterans can contact Janna Williams at 908-527-4918 or Kenneth Glick at 908-527-4719. Thank you, once again, for all who have served.