President greets Veterans

President George W. Bush (left) shakes hands and sign autographs for Paul Jeffries (center) and Joe Lynch (right) during his New Jersey visit. More than 30 residents and staff members from the Menlo Park, Paramus, and Vineland Veterans Memorial Homes meet President George W. Bush Sept. 23. The highlight of the presidential visit for New Jersey Veterans Home residents was being given front row seats.

President greets veterans

“This was a great opportunity for the residents to be recognized by their Commander-in-Chief for their service to the country,” stated Dr. Melvin Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home. “The next day they were so excited about what had happened. I don’t think there was a single person at Menlo who didn’t know about their seeing the president.”