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Nov 2018

A Message From Councilwoman Sophia Gingrich - November 2018

November birthstone symbol is the Citrine and Topaz. The birth flower for November are the Chrysanthemum or “mum” flower. For the folks out there that follow the zodiac, Scorpio is the month of October 22 through November 21st.
Dates to Remember: 
November 6th is our General Election Day. Polls are open from 6am to 8pm
November 11th is Veteran Day On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Celebrating Veterans Day

President Gerald R. Ford recognized that the significance of the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic value to Americans and veterans who deserved to be honored. So in 1978, he signed a new law returning Veterans Day home to November 11. If November 11 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is celebrated the previous Friday or Monday, respectively. This way, Veterans day will be able to credit the intentions of the Uniforms Holiday Bill while also serving to those who have a deep association with the holiday.
By holding true to the date, Americans are able to focus on the importance of Veterans Day, which is to honor and celebrate veterans for their patriotism, passion for our country, and selflessness in serving for the common good.

November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day - In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

The Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean County

The next scheduled date is November 30th at 9:30 a.m.

Ocean County continues to have prescription/medicine drop-off boxes for County residents. These drop-off boxes are available 24 hours per day,
7 days per week. Please contact the Ocean County Health Department if you have any questions. Phone - 732-341-9700.
Locations are:
Berkeley Township Police Department
631 Pinewald-Keswick Rd., Bayville
Toms River Police Department
Oak Avenue entrance of the Police Department.
If you need to speak to me, please call me, I am here to assist you. Leave me a message calling: phone 732-244-7400 ext. 205, Or Email:
Sophia Gingrich, Councilwoman
(Berkeley Township: Ward 4, HC Berkeley, HC Carefree
HC West and HC Silver Ridge Park)




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