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Super Bowl Sunday with the Governor
Photos and story by Sgt. Shawn Morris, 444MPAD
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They do a lot for us and we want to recognize them. Governor Jon S. Corzine.

Governor Corzine hosted a Super Bowl party at the Governor’s mansion at Drumthwacket on Feb. 4. Invited were Soldiers and Airmen of the New Jersey Guard who had been deployed and their family members. "You truly are what makes America great," said Corzine to the Guard Soldiers.

"You’re part of an all-volunteer force. Its tough being a Guardsman in today’s National Guard. You’ve all stepped up to the plate; you’ve all done a fabulous job." This year's game pitted the Chicago Bears against the house favorite, the Indianapolis Colts. A large tent was set up on the mansion grounds, and two large-screen TVs were brought in to view the game.

Food was plentiful, and prizes were given out during the game. "I love these people. They’ve sacrificed for us," said Corzine about his reason for having the gathering with the Guardsmen. "This is not complicated; this is about human being to human being. They do a lot for us, and we want to recognize them."

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