According to its website, “The New Jersey Hall of Fame will soon begin organizing its First Annual Induction Ceremony, which will be modeled after the Academy Awards.” How great is that? It is an opportunity “to honor our citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond.”
Doesn’t it make the mind run? Think of all the great New Jerseyans you’ve known — Francis Albert Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson. Think of your favorite rest areas, named for consequential Garden Staters, from James Fenimore Cooper to Vince Lombardi to Walt Whitman. And don’t forget those overlooked by the rest area namers, like Queen Latifah or Stephen Crane, author of “Red Badge of Courage.” Believe us, we know a thing or two about courage in Jersey.
Here’s a story about the newest HOF, and here’s a link to a fact sheet. And, most importantly, here’s a link that’ll tell you how school kids can nominate somebody — say, an influential blogger — or even a not-very-influential blogger — to be in the Hall of Fame. (Let us know if you need help with postage.)
So congrats to the New Jersey Hall of Fame Committee. We will immediately begin sucking up to them. Expect lots of gushing posts here about them and their important efforts.
We can dream, can’t we?
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