Press release submitted by the Jewish War Veterans Post 126 to Patch.
This is the ninth year the Jewish War Veterans Post 126 will host approximately 300 out of state Soldiers that are currently training at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and will be treated to a surprise traditional Thanksgiving meal, along with entertainment. Due to their training schedule, these service members are unable to be home with their families for the holidays.
This year’s event will again be held at the Palace of Asia Ballroom on Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, NJ and is named for Cherry Hill native, Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Kane, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in January of 2010.
The celebration will deliver a good measure of South Jersey hospitality, great food, and a welcome distraction for soldiers far away from home. Senator James Beach, Chair of the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee of the NJ State Senate will serve as the Honorary Chair.
Invited guests, Philadelphia Eagle alumni Vince Papale, Mike Mamula and Garry Cobb will entertain and greet the troops. Jill Horner, Miss New Jersey 2000 and Comcast Network anchor will also help us honor and entertain the Soldiers.
As in previous years, local residents, school children and veterans will gather outside of the ballroom in the parking lot to provide a well-deserved and patriotic surprise welcome for the troops as they arrive from the Joint Bases at Ft. Dix, NJ.