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Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing

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CERT 6 Retirement

On October 31, 2015, Saturday, (Halloween) I was “lured” by Jay Ludwig, OEM Coordinator, into the Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall under the guise of discussing items related to my retirement from the leadership position of the Ho-Ho-Kus CERT unit.  It turned out that, being Halloween, I was “tricked” and then “treated” to a surprise party set

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Ho-Ho-Kus Lead CERT Agency for Valley Hospital A.L.I.C.E. full Scale Exercise

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, conducted its second annual multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional A.L.I.C.E. ( drill on its premises at 223 N. Van Dien St., Ridgewood, NJ, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. NOTE: The A.L.I.C.E. training basically informs, instructs, and prepares individuals on how to respond and react if / when they

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