So another bill is very close to passing in Trenton and this is a law that I am SO on board with.

According to, the bill will make it mandatory for all active military members and veterans to receive free access to any beach in New Jersey.

It all started earlier this year when Belmar announced that not only were their beach badge prices significantly increasing but that non-disabled veterans were being DENIED free beach badges. Only currently active and disabled veterans were going to be given free beach access.


According to, the town JUST recently switched the rule after admitting that a New Jersey law had been misinterpreted -- thank god -- and now all active military and veterans are being granted free entry onto Belmar beaches.

I am very hopeful that this new bill passes because this rule should be held up everywhere throughout the Garden State.

The way the beach-entry rule was originally presented, it came across as if non-active veterans who did not come home with a major injury were being punished for it.

Luckily, public officials were quick to notice their mistake and is in the process of fixing it.

“Our veterans and active military personnel have fought on beaches, in jungles, and in cities around the world to make sure that we can live free here at home,” said Assembly Conference Leader Anthony M. Bucco. “This is just a small token of gratitude that we can give our veterans and military personnel that risk their lives, some making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. This is just a small way of saying thank you.”


They served our country. They protected us. Treat them as such.

For a closer look at the original article, head to and for a more in-depth look at the situation.

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