Although I was never a Cub Scout or Boy Scout, I've always appreciated the tradition, patriotism, and community commitment of this great organization. As a former US Marine reservist, I appreciate everyone who wears a uniform to stand up for something bigger than themselves.

Marine Corps Commemorative Stamps Unveiled On USMC's 230th Anniversary
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The Eagle Scout program offers an incredible opportunity for young people to learn American values and help carry on some great traditions that strengthen our communities.

My good friend Tim Ring who is the new council President in Bridgewater, and his brother Bobby, were honored with a selection into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame at the annual Eagle Scout banquet at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, Somerset County.

Council President Bridgewater Tim Ring and his brother Bobby
Council President Bridgewater Tim Ring and his brother Bobby

It was a great night and I appreciate all the young people who knew me, mainly because they had to listen to me for years when mom and dad drove them to school with my show on the radio. Sorry guys, and you're welcome.

Memorial Day Parades in New Jersey 2024 (alphabetical)

New Jersey remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day with parades, solemn services, reenactments and fairs. Most events take place Monday, May 27 unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice here.

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own.

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