Bordentown Township Veterans Advisory Committee
3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 298-2800


To be a forum for discussion of issues affecting veterans and proactively advise the Township Committee on Veterans behalves; and to facilitate veterans awareness and access to available veterans programs and benefits


To develop programs and facilities that honor those who have honorably served our nation both past and present.

New Jersey State Veteran Affairs Information and Benefits  (click here)

2022 How to start a small business: A Veterans Guide (click here)

2022 Meeting Dates, Agendas
Meetings are normally the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

January 4
February 1    
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 2, 2023 Tentative

Honor Flight Program for WWII and Korean War
Veterans to go to Washington DC 

Click Here For Honor Flight Information

Click Here For Honor Flight Application 

Bryan Branson, Chairman
Term: 3 year expiring 12/31/2022

Joseph O'Gorman Secretary
Term: 1/1/2018-12/31/23

Randall Calderon, SGT. At Arms
Term: 1 year expiring 12/31/2022

Richard Carson
Term: 1/1/2018-12/31/2023

Tony DiGirolamo
Term: 1/1/2018-12/31/2023

Lorry Mendez
Term: 3 year expring 12/31/2022

Captain Shawn Mount

Daniel A. Wilson
Term: 1/1/2019-12/31/2024

Joseph Carey (Alt. #1)
Term: 2 year expiring 12/31/2023

Eric Holliday, Township Liaison  CY 2022

Donald L. Smieszek, Emeritus Member

Bryan Branson, VAC Chairman, Veterans Day Video for November 11, 2020 (click here)

Veteran Recognized - Don Smieszek 




HOW TO  ...

How to get a copy of your DD214
Veterans can retrieve the DD-214’s online The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214's online: (If you are having access problems ( Note: Currently requires IE 4.5 - 8.0 and there are know issues with MS Windows XP)) 

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes.  NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new on-line military personnel records system to request documents.

How to get a Burlington County Veterans ID Card

The Burlington County Veteran Services and Sheriff’s Department have partnered to provide Burlington County Veterans with a free Veteran Photo ID Card. These cards identify veterans who served in our armed forces, and received an honorable discharge following their military service. These cards give veterans the ability to receive discounts or benefits offered by stores and restaurants. Many establishments offer 10% or more in discounts to our vets, who have had to carry their DD214 discharge document to prove their military status. 

How to get Veterans identification on your New Jersey Driver's license/License Plates
The law is scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2015, to give the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission(MVC) time to work out details of the new program, which will also supply veterans identification cards to vets who do not have driver's licenses.   Required Documentation and procedures will be added when published by NJ MVC.

How to Properly Display the US Flag (Flag Protocol)

How to Display the Military Service Flags

How to claim the Veterans Property Tax deduction

How to locate a military buddy/friend

Local Veterans Organizations 

American Legion Post 26
PO Box 548
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Burlington County American Legion Posts  

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Chapter 899

Trenton Marine Corps League

Helpful Links