Rep. Smith, veterans & Hamilton community honors late WWII vet at VFW Post Renaming
Congressman Chris Smith was a guest speaker at the newly renamed "Frank J. Uveges VFW Post 3525" on Christine Avenue in Hamilton on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
Smith presented Post Commander Juan Class with a U.S. flag flown over the Capitol in honor of Mr. Uveges.
He also presented Mary Margaret Uveges of Hamilton, daughter of the late veteran, with a plaque that read, "Congratulations and recognition are extended to the family of Frank Uveges by U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, on the occasion of the official renaming of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3525, 77 Christine Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey, as the Frank J. Uveges VFW Post 3525 on October 30, 2021. As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” Private First Class Uveges served honorably and heroically in the United States Army during World War II, having distinguished himself in combat and awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, he worked, raised a family with his wife, Jacqueline, and was active with many community and veteran organizations in the Hamilton area, celebrating his 100th birthday on March 30, 2020, and passing away on December 4, 2020."
Smith met with Mr. Uveges on a number occasions over the years to discuss veterans and other federal issues. Over 200 people turned out to mark the event, which included a lunch, music and dancing.
PHOTOS: U.S. Congressman Chris Smith addresses about 200 veterans, their families and supporters of veterans at the the official renaming of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3525, on Christine Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey, as the "Frank J. Uveges VFW Post 3525." Mr. Smith also presented the late Mr. Uveges' daughter, Mary Margaret Uveges, of Hamilton, with a plaque of recognition, as Post Commander Juan Class stands at left. Rep. Smith also met with VFW event Committee Chair Susan Lombardo, who was a neighbor of the late veteran, as well as who is also the current Hamilton School Board President.