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SPRUCE RUN MEMORIAL
VFW POST 5119

VFW Post 5119's Mission is continued service to Veterans in Glen Gardner and the surrounding areas!

Our Post Officers are all Veterans of recent conflicts around the world.  We have taken on many challenges during our time as Officers, and we are all proud and determined to maximize veteran outreach.

 
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ABOUT US

Our Post

The Spruce Run Memorial VFW Post 5119 was originally incorporated and recognized by the National VFW in 1968. The original Club was built by members from the ground up.  We sport a Full Service Canteen, a Banquet Hall and an Outdoor Pavilion. We are a registered 501(C)(19) Veteran non-profit organization.  All proceeds are used to aid Veterans Physically, Mentally and Financially.We have created a Veterans Service Room in which Veterans can speak privately with Post Officers and a Veterans Service Officer, as well as having a stocked military library if you just desire a quiet place to read. Computers have been donated so that veterans may utilize the Veterans Service Room to have video appointments with the VA should the need arise. 

 

DONATIONS

Donations may be made utilizing the QR code on this page, clicking the Donation Link below, or by checks made payable to “Spruce Run Memorial VFW Post 5119” and mailed or brought to the post.

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OUR OFFICERS

VFW Post 5119 - Spruce Run Memorial
NJVFW District 19

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JAY HUNTER

Commander

Jay retired in 2011, after 21 years of active and reserve service in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield/storm and 3 tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He also served on peacekeeping operations in Kosovo and counter-terrorism operations in the Horn of Africa.  Jay has been awarded several military decorations, including two Purple Hearts.  As a civilian, Jay retired as a Detective Sergeant with distinction from the Town of Clinton Police Department where he served as a police officer, detective, and operations commander of the Hunterdon County SWAT Team. He lives in Glen Gardner with his wife and has one son. Commander Hunter was elected to the All State Team for Post Commanders for 2021-2022

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DAVID CULLEY

Senior Vice Commander

A Veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, David served in the United States Navy from 2002-2009 as a Naval Flight Officer in the aviation combat reconnaissance community in various capabilities worldwide.  He currently serves as Superintendent of Veterans Haven North, and lives in Franklin Township with his Wife and four daughters.

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JAMES KRAMER

Junior Vice Commander

A veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Jim served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987-1991.  He also recently retired from the Town of Clinton Police Department, where he served with distinction as a police officer and as a SWAT team master operator.  He lives in Alexandria Township with his wife and two sons.

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JUSTIN FLYNN

Quartermaster

A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Justin served in the United States Marine Corps from 2005-2009 as a Field Artillery Cannoneer during 2 tours of operation.  Justin continues to service his country today, working for the Department of Defense at Picatinny Arsenal as a member of the Test and Evaluation Team for Long Range Cannons.  He lives with his wife and three daughters in Washington.

 

POST AMENITIES

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CANTEEN

The Post sports a full-service bar, two pool tables, a shuffleboard table, a dart board, multiple TV's for your favorite live sports and multiple games of chance.

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BANQUET HALL

Our post has a large banquet hall and tables and chairs to support any meeting or event for up to 120 people.  There is a commercial grade kitchen available for use, a small satellite beer bar and a service window to utilize the Canteen Bar if desired.

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OUTDOOR PAVILION

Our outdoor Pavilion has 20 tables for use under cover, horseshoe pits, quoit boards and outdoor speakers for your music.  We will be opening a small service station in the near future for your drinks.  No outside alcohol is permitted in the Pavilion, drinks are available from the Canteen Service Window within the Hall.

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FLAG RETIREMENT

A Flag Retirement Box is located on the side of our post and available at all times.  Be assured that Post Officers and Members will respectfully conduct a ceremony to retire and dispose of the American Flag on a regular basis.  We have also recently sponsored an Eagle Scout Project which has provided 5 new Flag Retirement Boxes around the County.

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Upcoming Events

  • Combat PTSD Group Therapy
    Thu, Jul 28
    Glen Gardner
    Jul 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Glen Gardner, 179 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, USA
    PTSD Group Therapy, open to all Combat Veterans, No RSVP Required.
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  • VFW Members Meeting
    Tue, Jul 19
    Glen Gardner
    Jul 19, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Glen Gardner, 179 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, USA
    VFW Members Meeting, Dinner to be served immediately following.
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  • Bingo
    Thu, Jul 14
    Glen Gardner
    Jul 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Glen Gardner, 179 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, USA
    Doors open at 5:30 PM, Bingo starts at 7:00 PM. Grab some food at the post before bingo starts! Open to the public, no RSVP Required.
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  • Veteran Appreciation BBQ
    Sat, Jun 11
    Glen Gardner
    Jun 11, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Glen Gardner, 179 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, USA
    Open to the Public. Vietnam Presentation, WWII Weaponry Demo, Military Vehicle display. June 11, 2022 11am-4pm. Real Deal BBQ, Kona Ice Truck.
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CONTACT VFW POST 5119 - SPRUCE RUN MEMORIAL

Post  Commander - Jay Hunter - Commander@VFWPost5119.com

Post Senior Vice Commander - David Culley - SrViceCommander@VFWPost5119.com

Post Junior Vice Commander - James Kramer - JrViceCommander@VFWPost5119.com

Post Quartermaster - Justin Flynn - Quartermaster@VFWPost5119.com

Canteen Chairman - Patrick Gooley - Canteen@VFWPost5119.com

Canteen Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 2-8pm

Friday: 2-10pm

Saturday: 12-10pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm

179 Main Street
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826

(908)537-4525

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