Veterans Day, a federal holiday that falls on November 11, is designated as a day to honor the more than 19 million men and women who have served in the U.S. military.
It was first observed on November 11, 1919, as Armistice Day in honor of the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which officially ended on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" in 1918.
In 1926, Congress called for an annual observance of the anniversary and by 1938 it was an official federal holiday. A few decades later, in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
The Lincoln Park Police Department would like to thank all our veterans for their service, including the 8 veterans on our department (Marines: 3 / Army: 4 / Air Force: 1).
Lincoln Park Police Department would like to remember the first responders who responded during the September 11th attacks, as well as the three Borough of Lincoln Park residents who perished that day.
On the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, four coordinated Islamist suicide terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States.
Nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners scheduled to travel from the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions to California. The hijackers crashed the first two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, two of the world's five tallest buildings at the time.
The remaining flights were aimed toward targets in or near Washington, D.C. in an attack on the nation's capital. One succeeded in crashing into The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense located in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania following a passenger revolt.
The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and instigated the multi-decade global war on terror.
There is a 9/11 memorial on George Cobb Lane, directly across the street from the Lincoln Park Train Station. A monument and benches serve as a tribute to Catherine Nardella, Peter Wallace and Mark Zangrilli -- Lincoln Park residents who perished that day.
Members of the Lincoln Park Police Department participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. This year, the run took place on Friday, June 9th.
More than 3,000 officers took to the streets in their local communities to raise awareness and show support for Special Olympics New Jersey. Please see links below to see how you can help this great organization.
May is “Mental Health Awareness Month”. It has been observed in the United States since 1949. It was established to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Together, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the United States affected by mental illness. The link below will provide you with all the resources available in Morris County.