Veterans Initiative

Vets Initiative 2

Veteran Of the Year

The Holmdel Veteran of the Year (established November 2020) is awarded annually at the Veterans Day Ceremony to a veteran who had honorable military service, has contributed their time and energy to the Holmdel community, and has made a commitment to encouraging and supporting fellow veterans. Nominations are solicited from members of the public and the recipient is selected by the Holmdel Township Committee.

  • 2020 - Art Davey (Inaugural recipient)
  • 2021 - Bob Manning

Veterans Courtesy Parking

The Holmdel Township Committee has designated a reserved spot at Town Hall for veterans. This joins several Purple Heart reserved signs at businesses throughout the Township.

Local Veterans Organizations

The former Holmdel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5918 closed in 2012 but its membership was combined with and absorbed into Hazlet VFW Post #4303.

Hazlet VFW Post 4303: 18 Davern Avenue; Hazlet, NJ 07730. (732) 787-9696

$250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction

Veterans who were honorably discharged with active duty military service may qualify for an annual $250 property tax deduction. To apply for this deduction, please fill out the VSS form (click here to open and print form) and bring it to the Holmdel Tax Assessor's Office at Town Hall along with your DD214 form and NJ drivers license. For questions regarding this discount, please contact Eileen Marchetti, Assistant Tax Assessor at (732) 946-2820 ext. 1432 or

Recreation Department Discounts

The Holmdel Recreation Department offers a 10% military discount for recreation programs and discounted Swim Fees. For more information about these special rates, please contact (732) 946-2820 ext. 1225

Holmdel Veterans Memorial

The Holmdel Veterans Memorial is located in Veterans Park (110 Telegraph Hill Road) and features granite tablets for each of America's foreign wars, inscribed with the names of Holmdel veterans. If you know a veteran who would like to be included on the memorial, please contact the Holmdel Township Clerk's Office at (732) 946-2820 ext. 1212 or 

Monmouth County Services

The Monmouth County Veterans Services Office offers a variety of services to local veterans and their dependents. The office can assist with compensation and pension claims, medical documentation, military records, and benefits for dependents. The staff can also provide referrals for counseling, VA healthcare, long-term care, home loans, and employment resources. 

New Jersey Services

The State of New Jersey's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs provides the state's veterans and their dependents with information and guidance in filing claims. Trained Veterans Service Officers at these offices also assist veterans with issues pertaining to employment, education, burial, counseling, housing, social and medical services, and other areas of concern to Veterans and their families. DMAVA also conducts outreach events in the community where VSOs are present to help and assist any veteran.  


Two River Times (11/24/21): New Veterans Community Opens To Residents

Operation Shoebox NJ

Founded in February 2005, Operation Shoebox NJ is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to US troops based overseas. They are committed to sending packages as long as there is a need. Several times a year, volunteers gather to sort donated supplies and pack them in boxes that are shipped overseas. This website helps individuals support the mission of Operation Shoebox NJ by providing up to date information on items needed and evens where help is needed.

Coming Soon....

  • Monthly Veterans Roundtable
  • Veteran events
  • Discounts and other benefits

For more information about the Holmdel Veterans Initiative or to provide suggestions and feedback, please contact Barbara Kovelesky in the Administration Department at