Program set for Saturday, May 25, 2019
Mayor Frank DelCore announced that Hillsborough resident Timothy J. Jordan, a 30 year Navy Veteran, will lead Hillsborough’s 2019 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies on May 25th.
“It is always an honor to commemorate Memorial Day and having one of our Hillsborough resident veterans serve as the Grand Marshal as well as having all of the Hillsborough Veterans lead the parade makes the event that much more special.” said Mayor DelCore during his announcement. “There is no group more appropriate to lead us in paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of the nation, than our military veterans.”
Captain Jordan earned his commission through the United States Naval Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science. He served over 30 years in a variety of duty assignments in the Reserves and Activity duty. During his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006, 2008 and 2009, Captain Jordan served with 2 separate Marine Corps Commands and the Navy Seabee’s. His personal military decorations include the Defence Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Forces Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF, Operation Enduring Freedom OEF and various other ribbons and unit awards.
In his civilian life, Mr. Jordan is a retired Professional Firefighter for the City of Hackensack, local 2018, and has trained in numerous firefighting strategies, Emergency Management Operations and Weapons of Mass Destruction procedures. Presently, he is the Operations Chief for the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal.
Retired Captain Jordan has been a resident of Hillsborough since 1991. He lives here with Caryn, his wife for over 33 years, and has worked as a substitute teacher in Hillsborough School District for over 15 years.
The Memorial Day commemorative program will kick off with the ‘Salute to Veterans’ Breakfast at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building at 7:30 a.m. It will be followed by the Memorial Day Parade which will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Auten and Triangle Roads. The event will conclude with the ceremony at the Garden of Honor, at 11:15 a.m. The ‘Salute to Veterans’ Breakfast will be held May 25th rain or shine. The rain date for the Parade and Garden of Honor Ceremony is Sunday, May 26th.
All Hillsborough veterans are invited to participate in the ‘Salute to Veterans’ Breakfast and to lead Hillsborough’s Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration program on May 25th. Registration is required for the breakfast and can be completed online at the Township’s Parks and Recreation website, by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 908-369-4832 or by completing the paper registration form.
“All Township veterans, spouses and widows are invited to provide their leadership and join us on May 25th in commemorating this important day,” concluded Mayor DelCore.