NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.  There are xyz VFW post in the state of New Hampshire.   You can use the Find a Post from National VFW Web Site by Clicking Here  or on this site by Clicking Here.

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 CHRISTMAS TREES FOR TROOPS

The Department of New Hampshire has been asked to sponsor 100 or more Christmas Trees for the Trees for Troops program. The cost per Tree is $23.00 this is wholesale price. I am reaching out to all Posts/Auxiliary to ask you to support this worthy cause.

Please bring this up at your Sept. meeting as we have an Oct.15th deadline, any Post/Auxiliary that is willing to sponsor Trees please make your check payable to the Dept. of NH VFW marked Trees for Troops sponsorship and send to State QM Greg Lynch.

The Trees will be shipped to military families around the United States and to Bases overseas. We will be wrapping, loading and shipping on the 26th of Nov. at the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem. Any questions/concerns please feel free to contact Greg Lynch  Dept QM

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS 

  Email from Quentin Carroll QCarroll@vfw.org

VFW Programs, Coordinator

Youth Scholarship Programs

his email is being sent as a friendly reminder of the Youth Scholarship program deadlines that are quickly approaching. The student essays for each program are due to be submitted to a local VFW Post by October 31st.

I have attached the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Chairman Manual which outlines lists the deadlines at each level. Ensure that each entry form is filled out completely and that the information is legible from the lowest level on. This includes the date that the student was notified of their winning essay at the Department level to ensure that I do not inform any of the kids too early. Keep in mind that there are weeks of work to be completed in a very short amount of time between when I receive the Department winning entries and when we finalize our Washington D.C. trip so the sooner I can reach out to the parents and kids is greatly appreciated.

Our biggest issue at this moment at the national level is the volume of emails and phone calls we receive from kids, parents and teachers trying to contact local VFW Posts in order to figure out the process or where they should submit their entries. I understand that this is a difficult thing since the posts are not always open to field these questions but please inform every level that in order to make these programs great and increase our participation we need to be available. I will be pushing most of the inquiries I get at this level to the Departments or Chairman who have a better understanding geographically who is participating in these programs. I also send them to the "Find a Post” tool at www.vfw.org which shows post by zip code and what programs they participate in based off of the participation reports from last year’s programs.

Thank you in advance for everything that you do and if you have any questions or concerns please let me know and I will assist anyway.

 VOD AND PP INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE UNDER THE PROGRAMS MENU ITEM

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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY APPLE HILL FARM CONCORD  

 Just a reminder that Military Appreciation Day at Apple Hill Farm in Concord is just around the corner - September 23, 2018.  Hopefully you will all be there to serve as a resource for our military and their families.  What a great opportunity to get your word out! 

The farm will supply tables and chairs, but if you have an eazy-up, I recommend you bring it to protect you from the sun or hopefully not the rain.  The event goes from 11:00AM until 4:00PM, but attendees start arriving between 10:30 and 10:45AM, so you may want to plan accordingly so you don't finding yourself weaving through people.  Last year, over 800 service members and their families, from all over New England, were on hand for apple picking, it should be a great day!                                                          =========================================================================== 

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.