If you are a regular reader, you know how much I love my hometown of Belleville. From stopping at Rosebud's after school, to my memories from marching band in high school, to riding my bike all over town, Belleville will always hold a special place in my heart. What you may not know is Belleville… Continue reading Urgent Repairs Needed at Belleville Dutch Reformed Church
Tag: Revolutionary War
Fourth Grade and New Jersey History
As the school year begins, I think back to growing up in Belleville and starting school in September. I have many wonderful memories of that time. In sixth grade I was part of the school patrol and guarded the kindergarten door. In middle school, I accompanied the chorus on piano for the first time. In… Continue reading Fourth Grade and New Jersey History
National New Jersey Day
This week we celebrated National New Jersey Day. Yes, that’s right. There’s an official day to nationally celebrate New Jersey. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate New Jersey and I thought I would share some interesting facts about our awesome state, which officially became a state in 1776. The New Jersey State Seal (source:… Continue reading National New Jersey Day
New Jersey: The Cradle of Independence
When many think about Independence Day, they often think of places like Boston or Philadelphia. The truth is, New Jersey played an incredibly important role in the birth of our nation. There are plenty of great events throughout the long weekend of celebrate the holiday! Here are some of events that are taking place over… Continue reading New Jersey: The Cradle of Independence
Yesterday my husband and I took advantage of the surprisingly warm weather and took a ride to an area of Sussex County we've been wanting to explore for quite awhile. I can't tell you how happy we did. If you aren't a fan of the winter (like us), it is easy to just hibernate and… Continue reading Get Out!
Remembering the Heroes: NNJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Since I was a kid, I liked going to the cemetery. I know it may sound strange. I grew up in a big Italian family and, unfortunately, as each family member passed, they would go to the cemetery. Once I was old enough to go a little further away from home on my bike, I… Continue reading Remembering the Heroes: NNJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery
The Old Guard in Morristown
Yesterday my husband and I had the pleasure of hearing the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp give a concert at the Washington's Headquarters Museum. It was the first time I saw them in person and it was a great event! For those who are not familiar, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp was… Continue reading The Old Guard in Morristown
Independence Day – Jersey Style
Many may not realize the significance of New Jersey in the fight for Independence. Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. This amazing place represents patriotism and sacrifice during this pivotal period in our nation's history. There are multiple… Continue reading Independence Day – Jersey Style
New Jersey and Independence Day
Independence Day is a day for great American pride. What you may not know is that New Jersey played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. If you want to celebrate our independence in a patriotic way, check out some of these locations and events.
Independence Day Weekend Events in New Jersey
While most people in the tri-state area think the Macy's fireworks are the hot ticket for the Independence Day weekend, we in Jersey know better! Here are some great ideas to enjoy the long holiday weekend.