Memorial Day


Memorial Day: The unofficial start to the Summer season. For most its a day off from work filled with BBQs and hanging out with friends enjoying the nice weather. However, the real reason for Memorial Day is to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms as an American. So please, this Monday take a few seconds from your day to quietly say thanks to the fallen, and their families that had to pick up the pieces of their home life.

Also after a few year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the Memorial Day parade is once again returning to Main Street. Please join us Monday at about 9AM as we proceed from St Mary’s Church to Veterans Plaza. Once everyone arrives there will be a short ceremony with wreath laying, taps and a 21-gun salute to honor all fallen soldiers.

 

 

Death Burial Fund Mail Drive


Its that time of year when you might see a letter from the fire department requesting a donation for our death burial fund. Here is a little more information on what that is.

The Death Fund is money that is provided to the family of a decesed fireman to assist in their funerarl expenses. These funds are supervised by the officers and trustees of the fund, and are maintained strictly for the purpose of paying the death benefit. The Williamstown Volunteer Fire Company #1 Death Fund Inc is incorporated in the state of New Jersey as a charitable non-profit corporation, and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501C3 charitable non-profit tax exempt corporation.

We know with the current pandemic these are tough times for everyone so we thank you in adavance for your donation to help our familes bury their loved ones. This is one of the few benefits that a volunteer’s widow/widower receives for all of the sacrifices of their loved ones in service to the community!