Office of Veterans Affairs

For Information about the 2017 Veterans Information and Outreach Fair and Concert, click here.


Veterans of military service who have served or are serving our nation are deserving of respect and access to municipal services, support, information and assistance.

The Veterans Affairs Borough Liaison shall be the liaison between the Governing Body and the Fair Lawn Veterans Council.

The Veterans Affairs Borough Liaison shall be the “point of contact” for Fair Lawn Veterans, Active Members, Reservists, and their spouses and children of military service to provide information on but not limited to the following:

  • Relay the questions or concerns of veterans who are residents of Fair Lawn to the Governing Body;

  • Provide information on various federal, state and local programs for which Fair Lawn's veterans may be eligible and entitled to participate in; and

  • Research and analyze the needs of Fair Lawn veterans and make recommendations to the Governing Body regarding how those needs may be best served.

The Veterans Affairs Borough Liaison, as directed by the Governing Body shall perform other duties from time to time.

The Veterans Affairs Borough Liaison shall periodically report to the Governing Body with respect to such contacts, interaction, and such other details.

U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box

The Borough of Fair Lawn’s Veterans Affairs Office is pleased to announce that a U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box has been installed at Borough Hall. The box is located next to the Parmelee Avenue entrance of the Municipal Building. Residents are reminded that worn or tethered U.S. flags should not be placed in the garbage and are encouraged to deposit them in the drop box at Borough Hall. The flags will be held for the annual flag retirement ceremony held by the Fair Lawn Veteran’s Council.

Special thanks to the Roads Division for installing the drop box and American Graphics of Fair Lawn for donating the graphics and lettering.

Residents who have any questions regarding the U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box are asked to contact the Fair Lawn Veterans Affairs Office at 201-794-5314 or email Nick Magarelli at

Veteran Paver Program 

The Borough of Fair Lawn Veterans Council and the Office of Veterans Affairs will once again be opening the Veteran paver program. Brick pavers can be purchased to display the name of an eligible service member or veteran. The pavers will be placed along the Honor Roll walkway in front of Borough Hall.
Eligible members include:
1.Any current member of a Fair Lawn Veterans Post.

2.Any resident who is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

3.Any resident who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.

4.Any former resident who is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

5.Any former resident who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.

Applications are due August 1, 2017. Applications must include a $50.00 check made payable to Fair Lawn Veterans Council and a copy of the Veterans discharge paper. For a paver application, please click here.



Contact Information

Nick Magarelli
Veterans Affairs Director
Office of the Borough Manager

Phone: (201) 794-5314


Ashley Cimms 
Veterans Affairs Assistant

Phone: (201) 794-5314


Important Phone Numbers

Bergen County Veterans Services:

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255, ext 1

Text: 838255

Vet2Vet Talk Line:

Vets4Warriors Helpline:

Important Links

Fair Lawn War Deceased

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

N.J. Department of Veterans Affairs

NJDMV Veterans Honorary Designation

Bergen County Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Labor (VETS)

Obtaining Military Service Records

Documents & Forms

Request for Military Records

Request to Change Military Records

Application for VA Health Benefits

Presidential Memorial Certificate

U.S. Congress Publication "Our Flag"