SCOTCH PLAINS — Members of the clergy, social service and community organizations and other interested members of the general public are invited to a special presentation on Gang Awareness on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, on the Union County Vo-Tech campus.
An alarming number of young people in our communities are intentionally abusing prescription medicines to get high. Prescription Drug Abuse affects the abuser, their families, their neighbors and their community. It affects all of us. This public health problem is not going away.
Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title “veteran.” And while the great military phrase “uncommon valor was a common virtue,” has been so often repeated that it risks becoming a cliché, it is no less true. We must ask ourselves as a nation, are we serving veterans even half as well as they have served us?
PERTH AMBOY – Local churches, organizations and businesses have partnered to sponsor Sunday Community Dinners at the A.J. Community Center on One Olive Street in Perth Amboy for those in need of a warm meal and good company.
“Just existing became what was important,” says 87-year-old Frank Kravetz of Pittsburgh, captive of the “hell-hole” that was Nuremberg Prison Camp. “Yet even as I struggled with the day-to-day sadness and despair, I never once had any regrets that I signed up to serve.”
As we mark another Veterans Day, I have these thoughts. First and foremost, we should think of our men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of our civilian population never think of their well-being, and don’t care that they are in harm’s way, at least those who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.