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Girl Scouts Show Documentary Honoring Hoboken Veterans

Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022 of Hoboken unveiled a documentary celebrating Hoboken Heroes, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The Hoboken Historical Museum showed the film with admission being a donation to the American Legion Post 107. Their goal is to raise funds to build a new home for the post with six apartments for homeless veterans.

The film is a Bronze Award project the Junior Girl Scouts took on as a way to celebrate local veterans and also share their stories with the wider community.

Furthermore, the 20-minute video took six months to create in total. This was due to the work the girl scouts had to put into it. They reached out to the American Legion Post to identify veterans who wanted to share their stories of service from World War II to today.

Their stories include:

  • Brief respites during long stints in the field
  • Living communistically, by sharing food, during a war against communism
  • Dodging bullets during the Tet Offensive and learning to do things the Vietnamese way
  • Traveling on a troop transport ship across the Atlantic through storms and torpedoes – and how Frank Sinatra was booed by soldiers for cutting ahead of a line of draftees for the Korean War

To learn more about Hoboken Junior Girl Scout Troop 12022, click here!

Chris Hunt on PGA HOPE

Chris Hunt, Executive Director of New Jersey Golf Foundation, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how golf is helping New Jersey’s veterans feel normal again.

PGA HOPE is a year round golf program for all military veterans, designed to enhance their rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. “HOPE is an acronym for Helping Our Patriots Everywhere,” Hunt says.

“We use golf as an additional rehabilitation widget,” Hunt says. The HOPE program provides all veterans with free golf instruction taught by local PGA Professionals.

“They’re smiling, they’re they’re joking, they’re not worrying,” Hunt says of what this program does for veterans. PGA REACH, the regional PGA Sections, and PGA Professionals partner with local VA hospitals and military installations to initiate this program.

To learn more, head over to the New Jersey Golf Foundation website.

Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day! Veteran’s Day is honored on the anniversary of World War One and we honor all the United States war veterans and victims. If you know someone who has fought or is fighting in the war be sure to pay your respects to them and thank them for serving our country.

Happy Veteran’s Day!