Clark American Legion Post #328

Welcome to the Office of Veterans Services for Union County New Jersey. We offer many resources here for veterans of all ages. The office is here to partner with veterans and their family members and to act as their representative/liaison to help navigate the complicated workings of the Veterans Administration (VA.) Throughout the website you will find links to other state, federal, and county agencies that you may find helpful. If you have question or concern, please feel free to reach out to us. All our contact information is below:   

Coordinator: W. Geoff Smith 908-527-4918
E-mail Address:
Fax: 908-352-3980

Kenneth M. Glick, VSO – 908-527-4719
E-mail Address:
Fax: 908-352-3980

Our office is open Monday thru Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Walk-in appointments are not accepted at this time.

Location: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Administration Building, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

VA Crisis HotlineWebsite 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

The VSO provides information and assistance:

  • Provides eligibility criteria for all veteran benefits and entitlements.
  • Assists in securing copies of lost military documents, such as the DD-214 (military separation document).
  • Guides applications for service connected compensation and pension claims.
  • Assistances for veteran widows/widowers and children who are applying for benefits.
  • Aids with appeals for claims that have been denied.
  • Provides death and burial benefit information.
  • Directs annual Memorial Day flag placement on veteran graves throughout Union County.
  • Information and referrals to other county, state and federal government services, including housing; mental health; education; job training and placement; financial; and medical/nursing home services.
  • Facilitates transportation (wheel chair equipped) to the VA Healthcare System at Lyons and East Orange through the Union County Paratransit system.
  • Issues Veteran Parking Placards for use in Union County.
  • Maintains a data base of local Union County veterans.
  • Produces mixers, breakfasts, educational events, and clinics.

Veteran Placard Application

In honor of Veterans , Nine County facilities offer designated parking spaces for military veterans.

The parking spaces feature signage noting their veteran designation, and may be used by any veteran with a car displaying a special placard provided by the Office of the Union County Office of Veteran Services.

  • Union County Administration Building – 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth
  • Colleen Frasier Building – 300 North Avenue East, Westfield
  • Rahway River Park (Memorial Grove Area) – St. Georges Avenue, Rahway
  • Ash Brook Golf Course – 1210 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
  • Galloping Hill Golf Course – 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth
  • Warinanco Sports Center – 1 Park Drive, Roselle
  • Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park – 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark
  • Trailside Nature and Science Center – 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside
  • Echo Lake (9/11 Memorial) – 1028 Springfield Ave., Mountainside