Big Birthday celebration planned for Jackson, NJ Military Veteran turning 100 years old!
🇺🇸 Jackson resident and World War II Veteran Wally Jamison is turning 100-years old
🇺🇸 Jackson Police PBA and Jackson VFW holding special birthday parade, ceremony, and party for Wally Jamison
🇺🇸 The parade route and celebration details on where you should line up to celebrate Wally turning 100
There's a big birthday celebration Saturday as Jackson resident and World War II U.S. Army combat Veteran Wally Jamison turns 100-years old.
Celebration plan for Jackson Veteran turning 100 years old
To celebrate, the Jackson PBA and Jackson VFW are holding a special vehicle parade and birthday party.
"We want to celebrate this man's life," Jackson Police Officer Mike Basso said.
Jackson World War II Combat Veteran gives back to community
It's been a remarkable journey for Wally Jamison from his military service to his dedication to the Jackson Township community when he came back home.
"Wally is a national treasure," Basso said. "He landed in Omaha Beach, fought through France, helped liberate Metz in the Battle of Metz which is the most fortified city in the world at that point. He was injured in combat. When he was wounded, his plane crashed."
Then, when Wally came back home, he did so on a mission.
"He really dedicated his life to service, he helped found the Cassville Volunteer Fire Company, he founded the (Jackson) VFW, he founded the order of the Purple Heart," Basso said. "He just never stopped giving back to the community."
Parade route in Jackson for World War II Veteran Wally Jamison
On Saturday, you're welcome to come and celebrate the life of Wally Jamison as he turns 100-years old with a parade, a special ceremony and birthday party at the Jackson VFW.
The parade will begin at 11:30 am outside of the Jackson Justice Complex.
It will then go down Bennetts Mills Road, and stop at the Jackson VFW located at 54 Magnolia Drive where there will be a special ceremony and birthday party.
"We're asking people to line up on Bennetts Mills Road to see him or they can come right to the VFW to see him and the ceremony," Basso said.
If you have any questions or are looking to get involved in the birthday celebration, you can email Officer Basso at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Happy Birthday, Wally!