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Take A Veteran To Lunch

Saturday, November 16, 2024



Habitat for Humanity of South Central New Jersey collaborates with the Burlington Lodge #32 of the Free and Accepted Masons to host our annual Take a Veteran to Lunch Event!  This event is a sit-down lunch with a short program in honor of Veterans Day, and to thank the men and women who have selflessly served our country. Support for this event will help ensure that Habitat SCNJ raises the funds necessary to support and connect with Veterans and Military Families in our community through affordable homeownership, home repair, and volunteer opportunities. Join us as we foster meaningful relationships, build camaraderie, and express our gratitude to those who have dedicated their lives to our nation. 

  • When:
    Saturday, November 16th
  • Where:
    Burlington Lodge #32 of Free and Accepted Masons
    2308 Mt Holly Rd, Burlington Township, NJ 08016
  • Time:
    12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
  • What:
    A sit-down lunch with a short program highlighting Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build work with our keynote speaker, 100-year-old Corporal Benjamin Berry.
    The concept is easy! Purchase a ticket for yourself and one for a veteran in your life to say thank you and honor them this Veterans Day!
    All veterans attend free regardless if they have a ticket sponsor.

About The Keynote Speaker:

Corporal Benjamin Berry was drafted into the US Army in 1943, at the height of World War II. He served with the 863rd Quartermaster Fumigation & Bath Company supplying critical supplies for the troops. His unit landed in Normandy just after D-Day and endured the Battle of the Bulge. Once the battle ended in 1945, Berry helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp. Then, after his service, Benjamin married his love, Lois, and raised four children. Corporal Berry has received The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for his WWII service, has been inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame, and was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government. He also celebrated his 100th birthday just last fall.

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