We remember our brothers and sisters who have made their last roll call. May they Rest in Peace.
Raising relief funds through the distribution of Buddy Poppies is an important program and you should give you time and efforts in supporting your local post Buddy Poppy drive. Contact you Post Commander or Quartermaster to find out when and how you can participate
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
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
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 Patriotâ€™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 Postâ€ť 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 yearâ€™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
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! ===========================================================================
LACONIA POST 1670 UPCOMING EVENTS
...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.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
WASHINGTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Disabled American Veterans, The American Legion and Paralyzed Vete...