14th Annual NJ Run for the Fallen - September 21 to 25, 2022.
It is our responsibility to Honor and Remember all those who have paid for our Freedom with the Ultimate Sacrifice...
Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the loving Family of Peter John Pasquale, 90, of Brick who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
He proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1950 -1953 during the Korean War. He also served in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Peter was a 50-year member of the American Legion Post #348 in Brick and was a Past Commander of the Brick Disabled American Veterans Association, and was a member of the Rotary Club in Brick. In addition to his other civic and charitable endeavors, Peter was one of the founding members of the Brick Hospital Association which led to the building of The Ocean Medical Center. He was a communicant of St. Dominic’s RC Church and a former member of Holy Family RC Church in Lakewood.
Born and raised in Hoboken, he moved to Brick in 1958. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Mary C. (Hayes) Pasquale in 2012; son, Peter J. Pasquale in 1996; parents, Peter L. and Frances Pasquale; and by two beloved grandsons, Steven Pasquale in 2010 and Nicholas P. Murgolo in 2018. Surviving are his four daughters, Marianne Hingston and her husband, Richard of Manasquan, Gold Star Mother Patricia Murgolo of Manahawkin, Catherine Pasquale of Toms River and Alice Prindiville of Brick, daughter-in -law Dianne Pasquale Mooney and her husband Mark. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, John Webber, Patricia Murray, Shannon Krause, Peter Pasquale, Jaclynn Pasquale, Samantha Ryan, Lauren Prindiville and Edward Prindiville; as well as 12 great grandchildren.
Visiting will be on Friday from 4-7pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Funeral Mass will be offered 9am on Saturday at St. Dominic’s RC Church, Brick. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. Donations may be made in Peter Pasquale’s name to the NJ Run for the Fallen, 27 Evergreen Drive South, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
To send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
(Obituary provided by his Daughter, Gold Star Mother Patricia Murgolo)
Donations in Honor of Peter Pasquale:
It is with deep regret and heartfelt sadness that we add SGT Juan Fajardo of Columbus, NJ, to our Wall of Honor.
Juan Fajardo, a New Jersey State Police sergeant and an active member of the NJ Army National Guard died in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, on Route 206 in Burlington County, NJ.
Sergeant Fajardo served with the New Jersey State Police for more than 16 years and was a member of the 139th State Police Class. He was also a distinguished member of the N.J. Army National Guard who was honorably discharged in 2003 but returned to serve again in 2019.
Sergeant Fajardo is survived by his wife and three children. He was 41 years old.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his Family, Friends and Comrades.
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When is the 2022 Run?
The 13th Annual Run will start in Cape May on Wed, September 21, 2022 when Gold Star Families and the Run Team will come together for our "Remember" Ceremony and Dinner.
Our Team will commence the Run on the following morning, Thursday 22nd at Sunset Beach, and will then run for four days and finish with the closing ceremony at our NJ Run for the Fallen Gold Star Family Memorial on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at Holmdel, NJ, on Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
Click here to go to the NJ Gold Star Family Memorial website...
Do you have a Timeline yet for 2022?
We have just released the preliminary Timeline for the 2022 NJ Run For The Fallen. Please note this is "preliminary" and is subject to change but all changes will be published on our website and also our Facebook pages as they happen. The preliminary Timeline is now available here....
2022 Run ~ Our Mission....
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of military members from Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst and other locations across the US will come together to embark on a 195+ mile journey to honor every New Jersey service member who died in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Each mile is dedicated to an individual NJ Hero and their family, and the run team will stop at each Hero Marker (each mile) to make a presentation to waiting family members, friends, and comrades with the goal of creating a 195+ mile Memorial Trail through New Jersey. For more Click Here....
What is a Hero Marker?
Each mile of the Run is dedicated to one of our NJ Fallen and the endpoint of that mile is marked by a distinctive Hero Marker which is placed in a prominent position and also painted on the road thus acting as the "gathering point" for that Hero's Family, Friends and comrades. Our Run Team will stop and make a presentation at every Hero Marker throughout the 4 days of the Run. Full details, listings and maps will be published here in the spring of 2022...
Where is the NJ Gold Star Family Monument?
In early 2011 the NJ Run For The Fallen presented a plan to the Trustees of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation to establish a Gold Star Family Monument. Following a series of meetings in 2013 the Trustees of the NJ Run For The Fallen formed a committee to design, fund and build a monument to honor and remember the sacrifices of those families who have lost a loved one in defense of our Nation. The monument to be located on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. The Monument was Dedicated on September, 2015 - Click here...