Warren County Veterans Recognition Program

THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF WARREN
Wayne Dumont, Jr., Administration Building
165 County Route 519 South
Belvidere, NJ 07823

RESOLUTION
On motion by Mr. DiMaio, seconded by Mr. Gardner the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren at a meeting held December 17, 2003.

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE WARREN COUNTY VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

WHEREAS, veterans of the armed services of the United States of America have throughout this nation's history made a profound contribution to our safety and security; and

WHEREAS, the men and women who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines during wartime have risked their own well-being for the common good, so that we all may continue to enjoy the benefits and blessings of freedom; and

WHEREAS, residents of Warren County have answered our nation's call to serve in times of war and crisis; and

WHEREAS, the County of Warren desires to recognize the service and sacrifice of its citizens who have served during wartime.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren establishes the Warren County Veterans Recognition Program to award the "Warren County Distinguished Military Service" medal to deserving veterans.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County of Warren, in conjunction with the Warren County War Memorial Corporation, will organize the recognition program, review applications for recognition, and conduct award ceremonies.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Warren County Distinguished Military Service medal be awarded to any veteran, living or dead, who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services after active duty service during one of the periods of wartime as defined by Civil Service regulations, and with said veteran having been a Warren County resident at the time he or she entered the service, or is a current Warren County resident, or, in the case of posthumous recognition, was a Warren County resident either when he or she entered the service or at the time of his or her death.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that Julius Hausold of Harmony Township, as the County of Warren's sole surviving veteran of World War I, be the first person so honored in the Warren County Veterans Recognition Program.

Recorded vote: Mr. DiMaio yes, Mr. Gardner yes, Mr. Doherty yes.

HONORING WORLD WAR I VETERAN,
JULIUS HAUSOLD, DECEMBER 17, 2003

WHEREAS, Julius Hausold was born on December 31, 1895 and enlisted in the United States Army during World War I, serving "over there" with the Army's 308th Field Artillery in France under General John "Black Jack" Pershing, where he was wounded in action; and

WHEREAS, Julius Hausold moved to Warren County in 1947 and has been a resident ever since; and

WHEREAS, Julius Hausold is believed to be the sole surviving World War I veteran, and the oldest veteran of any war, living in Warren County; and

WHEREAS, the County of Warren on December 17, 2003 established the "Warren County Veterans Recognition Program".

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren names Julius Hausold as the first veteran to be honored in the Warren County Veterans Recognition Program, as the County extends its grateful thanks and admiration to him for his service to our nation.