Veterans are an honored part of our community. They are our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. We owe a debt of gratitude to veterans every day for protecting the freedoms that we often take for granted.

Voorhees Township dedicates this page to all veterans. We hope to provide you with an easy source of information for and about veterans.

Local Benefits

Many stores and businesses in Voorhees honor veterans and military personnel every day by offering a discount on their goods or services. Below is a list of businesses that offer veterans discounts. While each business offers some type of discount, it varies from business to business and at what level it is offered – whether active duty / retired / former service member, etc. Please patronize these local businesses and don’t forget to ask about their veterans’ discount.

  • A & M Mattress Warehousing Inc.
  • AMC Cinemas (Formerly Carmike 16)
  • A Micciche Inc.
  • A5 Handyman and Remodeling Services
  • Abitare – Residental Unit
  • Action Transportation
  • American Fitness Body USA, LLC
  • Award Self Storage
  • Barretta Tile & Stone
  • Beautiful Nails & Spa
  • Boscov’s
  • Color Me Mine
  • Cookies by Design #133
  • Cutting Crew
  • Debutantes II Consignment
  • Euromax Auto Salon
  • Fedex Office Kinko’s
  • Finish Line
  • Garden State Rental Center
  • GNC #3413
  • Graners Services Center
  • HDS Computers, LLC
  • Italian Treasures
  • Jack & Emily’s Pet Salon
  • Just Sports Collectibles
  • Kohl’s Department Store
  • Lakeside Kennel & Cattery Lasher Contracting
  • Learning Experience
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.
  • Lube Works
  • Max’s Auto Repairs
  • Metasense, Inc
  • Michael’s Diamond Club
  • Mike’s Auto Repairs
  • Nature’s Gift Flower Shop
  • New Eastern Cleaners
  • Nino’s Tailoring & Dry Cleaning
  • Party City
  • Pasta Pomodoro Italian
  • Payless Shoes
  • Public Safety Unlimited, LLC
  • Rettinger Fireplace Systems, Inc.
  • Rizzeri/Aveda
  • Rizzeri/Aveda School
  • Rizzeri/Healing Arts
  • Sal Vito Pizza
  • Smoothie King
  • Somsak Thai Cuisine
  • Sutherland Framing and Fine Art
  • The Tennis Company
  • Thrifty Sisters
  • TILT Studio
  • T-Moblie
  • Traino’s Wine & Spirits
  • Verizon
  • Vespia Goodyear Tire
  • Wasabi Wok
  • Wawa Food Market – Burnt Mill Road
  • Wine World Outlet

Local Organizations

There are several veterans’ organizations near Voorhees Township.

RAWS-TAIT VFW POST
10 Kennedy Boulevard
Somerdale, NJ 08083
(856) 435 – 9564

GEORGE WALTON AMERICAN LEGION POST 371
Lakeview Avenue (Haddonfield/Berlin Road)
P.O. Box 371
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
(856) 783 – 7327

County Benefits

Veterans’ residing in Camden County may avail themselves of several benefits through Camden County.

Veterans Affairs Office

The Camden County Veterans Affairs Office offers a variety of services to local veterans.

Camden County Veterans Affairs
Lakeland Complex
3 Collier Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 374 – 5801
Fax: (856) 374 – 5302

Access the Camden County Veterans Affairs Office website

Discount Card

Any veteran residing in Camden County may go to the County Store (an extension of the Camden County Clerk’s Office) located at the Voorhees Town Center Mall and obtain a veteran’s ID card by registering their DD 214. This card is a photo ID and identifies the individual as a veteran. The card may be used to prove veteran status in order to obtain veteran discounts in our local stores, as well as an additional form of identification. For information on how to obtain the card, call the County Store at (856) 566 – 2920.

Military Service Medal

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged from the United States Armed Force
  • Must be a current resident of Camden County
  • Must provide Proof of Service; DD-214 discharge papers or a form 53-55, 553

Korean War Service Medal

  • Honorably discharged from the United States Armed Force
  • Must be a current resident of Camden County
  • Must provide Proof of Service; DD-214 discharge papers or a form 53-55, 553
  • Served during the following time frame of the Korean War:  Between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955.

Pets For Vets

Camden County Board of Freeholders has announced a new program, Pets4Vets. Active military, reservists or veterans can adopt a pet from the county shelter and the adoption fee will be waived. For more information call (856) 401 – 1300 or visit the website www.ccasnj.org.

State Benefits

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS / EXEMPTIONS

The State of New Jersey offers a property tax deduction for Veterans. This deduction reduces taxes by $250.00 per year.

Veterans must be honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, own the property for which the deduction is being sought, and have been in active service in time of war. Applications are available in the Tax Assessor’s office, (856) 429 – 7767; the Tax Collector’s office, (856) 429 – 7762 and on-line at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/otherptr.shtml. Widow(er)s of eligible veterans may claim the deduction as well.

There is also an exemption for disabled Veterans, where the disability was caused by their service in the Armed Forces.Disabled Veterans may request an exemption from property tax payment. Applications are available in the Tax Assessor’s office, (856) 429 – 7767; the Tax Collector’s office, (856) 429 – 7762 and on-line at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/otherptr.shtml. Restrictions apply.

Federal Benefits

WOMEN VETERANS

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides information specific to the needs of women veterans. To access this information, visit their website at: http://www.va.gov/womenvet/.

VETERAN NON-SERVICE CONNECTED PENSION INFORMATION AND SURVIVING SPOUSES / CHILDREN BENEFITS

The Department of Veterans Affairs web site is an information resource for veterans, surviving spouses and children who might be eligible for VA’s Pension Benefits. Pension benefits such as the “Basic Pension” and “Aid and Attendance” are meant as an assistance for eligible veterans, surviving spouses and children who demonstrate financial need. These benefits are available to all veterans who meet the income qualifications. Eligible veterans do not have to have a service connected disability or injury. For additional information, visit the VA website at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/.

History Of The Veterans Wall

On October 20, 2014, Voorhees Township began a new 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 and members of their immediate family who have served in the United States Military, whether during peacetime or war.

The response to the Wall was remarkable. More than 220 veterans submitted applications and are memorialized on theWall. Voorhees Township is very proud to honor these men and women, most of whom were only in their teens when they served, for the sacrifices they made in leaving home, family, and friends to give of themselves to 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 their service.

Voorhees plans to continue with this tradition and is now accepting applications for 2015.

Eligibility is open to the following persons:

  • Current residents who served in the US military and have been honorably discharged.
  • Residents’ immediate family members who served in the US military 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 the municipal building located at 2400 Voorhees Town Center or you may download an application here.

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

The 2015 application deadline is July 31, 2015. Plaques will be unveiled at a ceremony in the fall. All applicants will receive a notice advising them when the plaques will be presented for viewing.

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jeanette Schelberg at (609) 868 – 6338 or via email at: jschelberg@voorheesnj.com

Location

The Voorhees Township Veterans Wall of Honor is located in the Voorhees Township Municipal Building, 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

The municipal building is located in the Voorhees Town Center Mall, (formerly known as the Echelon Mall.) Visitors may view the wall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Visitors may also view the Wall in the evening during the times of regularly scheduled Committee, Planning Board and Zoning Board meetings.

Visitors may access the Wall by two entrances:

  1. Enter the street level door of the municipal building. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. Walk down the hallway, past the municipal offices, to the end of the hall and turn left. The Wall will be on your right.
  2. Enter the Mall from any entrance or mall store. Go to the second floor. Walk to the entrance of the municipal building, which is directly across from Macy’s. Go through the double glass doors and immediately turn right. The Wall will be on your right.

Locating a Particular Veteran

Letters are placed on the left side of each Wall and numbers are placed across the top row of plaques on each Wall, indicating the columns and rows.

An alphabetical index of Veterans’ names hangs on the right side of the first Wall. Visitors who are looking to view a particular veteran may look up the veteran’s last name. Next to the name are the Wall #, row and column of where the veteran is located.

 

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