Veterans 

'We Value Our Veterans' Award

In recognition of the way Hazlet Township honors and recognizes its veterans for their service, the township will be awarded Governor Phil Murphy's "We Value Our Veterans" award at the state Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2021 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel.

Mayor Tara Clark plans to accept the honor on behalf of the township. Earlier this year, Township Committeeman Skip McKay, a former Navy Seal, submitted the application demonstrating Hazlet's high regard for its veterans. Several of the efforts are highlighted on this page. 

About Our Veterans

We are proud to say an estimated 916 veterans call Hazlet Township home. This group is comprised of 865 men and 51 women. The chart below shows when they served. 

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2019). American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile page for Hazlet township, Monmouth County, NJ 

LocaL Service Organizations

VFW Post 4303 is located at 18 Davern Avenue, Hazlet.
The American Legion Post 23 is located at 81 West Front Street, Keyport and their website is ALPost23.org. Both offer support, a social lounge and hall rentals. 

Hazlet's Disabled Vet Service

Frank Vignola, a disabled veteran, volunteers to help other vets. He can advise on Veterans Administration (VA) compensation, healthcare, pension and employment rights and connect veterans with the Newark VA Regional office. Please use this form to send an email asking for a callback.  

Courtesy Parking 

With gratitude, Hazlet offers courtesy Combat Wounded parking spots at Hazlet's Town Hall and parking lots at the Municipal Court/Police Station and Library.

'Honor Hazlet Heroes' Banner Program

Visit our outdoor banner display called "Honor Hazlet Heroes" on display Memorial Day through Veterans Day in Veterans Park. Read the names of township men and women who are actively serving in the military, who have served honorably and who gave their lives in service. Banners may be purchased in the spring.

Local Discount Program

Over 250 businesses in Monmouth County offer discounts to veterans and Gold Star parents through the "Honoring our Heroes" Military Appreciation Program run by Monmouth County. You can find a spreadsheet listing the member businesses, as well as information on obtaining an ID Card. 

$250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction

Find out how and when to apply on the state's Division of Taxation website. Forms can be submitted to the Hazlet Tax Assessor's Office in Town Hall.

Monmouth County Services

The Monmouth County Veterans Services Office helps resident veterans and their dependents with a variety of services. Contact them for help with compensation and pension claims, medical documentation, military records and benefits for dependents. The office staff can supply referrals for counseling, VA healthcare, long-term care, home loans guaranty, employment. The interment services include records of deceased veterans and distribute Memorial Day flags for veterans' graves. 

New Jersey Services

Through its network of regional Veterans Service Offices (VSO), the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) provides the state's Veterans and their dependents with information and guidance in filing claims. Trained Veterans Service Officers at these offices also assist Veterans with issues pertaining to employment, education, burial, counseling, housing, social and medical services, and other areas of concern to Veterans and their families. DMAVA also conducts outreach events in the community where VSOs are present to help and assist any Veteran.  

Resource Guides

VETERANS ISSUES 

New Jersey is home to 355,766 veterans or nearly six percent of the state’s population, according to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the last year the data was available.

View the latest federal legislation and veterans news from our representatives in Washington DC.