NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
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 43 VFW post in the state of New Hampshire.   You can use the Find a Post near you from National VFW Web Site by Clicking Here  or on this site by Clicking Here.

Announcements

  I am pleased to announce that on 12 October Shawn Buck will replace Mike Horne as the director of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.  Shawn retired from the Army  as a Lieutenant Colonel Amy and most recently worked at the highest levels of 2 private companies.  He has a history of excelling in everything he does.  


 Shawn is a professional and polished leader who has a passion for taking care of our veterans and their families.  He will continue the legacy of excellence of both Roger Desjardin and Mike Horne. 
 
 Warren M. Perry 
 COL (Ret) U.S. Army 
Deputy Adjutant General 

State of New Hampshire 

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Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 will be hosting a Meat Raffle of Friday October 19 2018 beginning at 7pm. This event will be at out Post Hall located at 15 Bockes Rd with the proceeds benefiting our annual Toys for Tots fundraiser. You must be 16 or older to play. For more information call the canteen at (603) 598-4594 Mon - Sat 1

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE.  YOUR POST COULD WIN $500.00

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THIS MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE 

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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 Patriots 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 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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LACONIA POST 1670 UPCOMING EVENTS 

 CLICK HERE TO VIEW HOMELESSNESS VETERANS FORUM EVENT INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SALUTE TO VETERANS GALA EVENT INFORMATION

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 From: George Slocombe <gjsloc@gmail.com

Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 9:38 AM 
Subject: Football game raffle  
Cc: Dan Barnhart < NHVFWPost7217@gmail.com

 

 

District 7 is holding a fundraiser raffle. There are 2 chances to win tickets to the UNH Salute to Veterans football game on Nov 10 2018 and  are available from the District 7 Posts, or contact the District 7 QM Dan Barnhart or Commander George Slocombe.

 

FUNDRAISER RAFFLE for DISTRICT 7, NH VFW TO HELP FUND THE MANY PROGRAMS OF THE VFW

 

TICKETS are $5. EACH OR 3 FOR $10.

 

TICKETS AND PARKING TO THE SALUTE TO VETERANS GAME on NOV 10 at 1PM

UNH vs. UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY

6 TICKET IN SECTION A, PLUS FREE PARKING

 

WITH IT YOU GET

TOUCHDOWN TENT ACCESS WHICH INCLUDES:

 

1. Unlimited catered BBQ (free)

2. Covered venue if inclement weather

3. Cash Bar

4. View of the video board while in the tent

5. Tables and chairs to sit at in the tent

 

Drawing is on Oct 31 2018

 

First drawing is 4 tickets plus parking

Second drawing is 2 tickets plus parking

 

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BED AND BREAKFAST FOR VETS ON VETERANS DAY

The site only has a couple of B&Bs on it at the moment, but many offer free rooms for Veteran's Day.  You just have to keep looking as they populate the site frequently

http://www.bandbsforvets.org/

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KINGSTON MEMORIAL POST 1088

NOVEMBER 3rd CHILI COOK OFF

The Kingston Memorial Auxiliary to the VFW Post 1088 is having a Chili Cook-off on Saturday, November 3th. Cook up your best crock of chili, select a unique name for it and have it hot and ready at the Post by 2 pm (with a ladle) for our hungry spectators. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 best Chili dishes; $100.00, $50.00, and $25.00 respectively. Get your name on our famous Chili Bowl Trophy. There is no fee to enter your chili into the contest, but there are rules and regulations to know about. Stop by the Canteen (bar) at 93 NH Route 125 in Kingston to sign up your chili or email doryvfwaux1088@gmail.com for more information. 

We will have tons of raffles, music, and lots of fun! Come join us for some good laughs and help support Veterans. Doors open at 4 pm for Hungry Spectators that will donate $6 to eat as much chili as they can. Come one; come all for some great chili. Cash bar will be available for your enjoyment. Check us out on Facebook at VFW Post 1088




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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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