Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

On October 20, 2014, Voorhees Township proudly started a tradition with the unveiling of the Voorhees Township Veterans Wall of Honor.  The Wall, which is located in the Voorhees Municipal Building at the Voorhees Town Center, honors residents or members of immediate families of residents who have served in the United States Military, whether during peacetime or war.

Over the last five years, 397 veterans have been memorialized on the Wall, representing every branch of the military and service dating back to the 1930’s. Voorhees Township is very proud to honor these men and women for the sacrifices they made in leaving home, family and friends to give of themselves for our country.

The Voorhees Veterans Wall is unique in that it offers more than just a name. Each veteran is honored with a plaque that includes his/her name, branch of service, date and place of service, awards/medals received, a photo, and if desired, a brief personal note about his/her service.

Voorhees plans to continue this tradition and is now accepting applications for 2019.

Eligibility is open to the following people:

  • Current residents who have completed service in the US military and have been honorably discharged. National Guard members who were deployed to a combat area, have completed their service and have been honorably discharged.
  • Residents’ immediate family members who served in the US military or the National Guard as stated above and have been honorably discharged. Immediate family member means parent, spouse, sibling or child.
  • Former residents who lived in Voorhees at the time of entry into the military and have been honorably discharged.

Applications may be obtained at the Office of the Township Clerk in Town Hall or may be downloaded from the homepage of the Township website at The Township will also be sending letters to veterans who have signed up for the Veterans Tax Deduction since May of last year.

There is no cost to the veteran or the veteran’s family for this tribute and no tax dollars were used to create the Wall.  The Wall is made possible through private donations and volunteers.

The 2019 application deadline is Aug. 15, 2019.   Plaques will be unveiled at a ceremony scheduled for October 21, 2019.  All applicants will receive a notice advising them of the ceremony date and time.

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jeanette Schelberg at 609.868.6338 or via email at

We are proud to honor those who bravely served our country!

**The Voorhees Theatre Company Summer Theatre Camp will feature Elf Jr. The Musical with performances Wed., July 31 at 10 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 1 at 10a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Summer Young Adult Show will be Footloose with performances on Aug. 8, 9 and 10.

** The second show in our Summer Concert Series will be Thursday, Aug. 22. We welcome Beatlemania Now, the premier Beatles tribute band. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. The band recaptures the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity which evoke memories of the 60’s and 70’s. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. at Connolly Park. The “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m.

** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information about tickets visit