Decorating and Commemorating Lives of Fallen Veterans with Flags on Their Graves Becomes a Tradition among Berkeley College Volunteers during 10th Annual Community Service Initiative

 
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THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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DECORATING AND COMMEMORATING LIVES OF FALLEN VETERANS WITH FLAGS ON THEIR GRAVES BECOMES A TRADITION AMONG BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS DURING 10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE

Volunteers Place 300 American Flags Donated by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Bergen County Division of Veteran Services at Cemeteries in the Bronx, Clifton and Paramus

 

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Photo Caption, counterclockwise from above left: Berkeley College volunteers place American flags at the gravesites of veterans in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ, during Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019. The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Bergen County Division of Veteran Services donated 300 American flags for placement at the gravesites of veterans in the region served by Berkeley College. Before volunteers placed American flags on the gravesites of veterans at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, NJ, Wayne Stine, Detective, Clifton Police Department, informed the volunteers about prominent individuals who were buried in the Cemetery. The group of Berkeley College volunteers who placed American flags donated by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, NJ. At Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY, Berkeley College volunteers place American flags at the gravesites of veterans in during Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019.  
 

More than 480 Berkeley College faculty, staff, students and alumni contributed 2,300 hands-on volunteer hours to more than 50 organizations during the College’s annual Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019.  In addition to placing American flags donated by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Bergen County Division of Veteran Services on the graves of fallen veterans, in New York, the volunteers helped organizations like Gilda’s Club, the New York Public Library, and Materials for the Arts. In New Jersey, Berkeley College volunteers helped organizations like the American Cancer Society, Children’s Aid & Family Services, the Valerie Fund, Project Linus and Boys & Girls Clubs, among others. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Berkeley Cares, which encompasses all volunteer and service-based activities at the College, Berkeley College volunteer teams presented representatives of each organization with certificates, which recognized that organization’s contribution to community service.

Berkeley College also offered professional development programs for staff of nonprofit, civic and community organizations. Community service is part the mission and values of Berkeley College, exemplifying that teaching and learning take place both in and out of the classroom. In New York, volunteers served at organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and in Rockland and Westchester counties.

About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.     

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To view a high-resolution versions of the photo, go to:

George Washington Cemetery: https://berkeleycollege.edu/newsroom/images/NJ_PAR_Cemetery2.jpg

Woodlawn Cemetery: https://berkeleycollege.edu/newsroom/images/NYC_GravesideVertLR_052119.jpg

East Ridgelawn Cemetery with Officer: https://berkeleycollege.edu/newsroom/images/NJ_EastRidgelawn_Group.jpeg
East Ridgelawn Cemetery Group:
https://berkeleycollege.edu/newsroom/images/NY_East Ridgelawn_With OfficerCR.jpg

 

 

 

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