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Thank You Bravura Magazine for sending us this just-released video Garden State Gala

As we celebrated the second inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden on Sunday, January 20, 2013, we were also celebrating our wonderful state of New Jersey and remembering the spirit and determination that got us through Superstorm Sandy and on the road to recovery.

With a musical tribute by the B-Street Band, we dedicated the gala to the brave and hard-working first responders and utility workers of Superstorm Sandy. This was our way of saying "thank you" on behalf of the New Jersey State Society, our members, sponsors and fellow New Jerseyans, and making sure we never forget those individuals who put themselves in harm's way during and immediately after the storm. We also designated the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund as our official charity, and we thank Governor and Mrs. Chris Christie for serving as our honorary chairs.

The gala brought together a diverse crowd of business and labor, Republicans and Democrats, young and old--the "Jersey Way!"

Whether you were able to join us at the gala or not, we hope you will enjoy these photos. Once again, thank you to NJSS members who took these photos: Greg Dukes, Chuck Divine, Steve Oriol, Kevin Horahan, and Jin Blades. And if you want more photos, take a slide show tour at Chuck's Flickr Page