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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
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.

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The Patriots Foundation, Revolution Charitable Foundation, Massachusetts Military Support Foundation with our partners at Anheuser Busch are excited to host a Food4Vets event Friday, November 13 at 11 AM – 1 PM at 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack NH. The Food4Vets program provides a box of shelf-stable food to Veterans in need. Each box contains 84 meals of nutritious food enough for two people to enjoy three meals a day for two weeks. Each veteran must register in advance to receive a box.

Veterans can https://mmsfi.org/ to register to pick-up a box at Anheuser Busch, in Merrimack NH.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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 VETERANS CAMP AMERICA
 Veterans Camp America, llc, is on course to produce the first of its kind state by state book series about titled "Disabled American Veterans Camping America�s State Park Campgrounds.�

This book is important because it contains three elements that no other book has produced. Stories about Disabled Veterans camping ADA compliant State Park campgrounds, veteran organizations who offer adventures for Disabled Veterans, and sources of medical information for the Disabled Veteran when he's camping New Hampshire�s state parks.

This is a shout out because I need Disabled Veterans, who would like to camp one of twenty New Hampshire State parks who have ADA compliant campsites. They will have a brief bit about their story, pictures of their camping experience of which will be in a book with the first one being New Hampshire.

Many of these books will be given away free to all Veterans, and many books will be sold so we can give books away
 
I ask for your help in finding Veterans who wish to camp this 2020 camping season as we are on track to print the book over the winter and have it produced and available in the spring of 2021.
 
This is a book about inspiration.  Our goal and mission are to inspire Disabled Veterans to get off the couch and get outside and be healthy. Nothing more than that.


Your help in getting the word out is needed as this inspirational book will help many Veterans.


All inquiries to: cporath@comcast.net     All who respond will be spoken to.


Thank you,

D. Craig Porath, Pres/CEO, Veterans Camp America, llc, Bow, NH

US Army 1969- 71, Vietnam Veteran

Member of American Legion Post #81, Contoocook, NH.
 
 
 
 

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 STATE HOUSE

Proposed Veterans Bill of Rights outlined

The goal is to get all of state government to maximize resources, communication.

By Kevin Landrigan

New Hampshire Union Leader

CONCORD � A one term state senator is leading a bipartisan effort to create New Hampshire�s first Veterans Bill of Rights and expand veterans� access to state services.

"New Hampshire has a strong tradition of respect for military service and more than 100,000 veterans call the Granite State home. As a Legislature, we must act to support the growing community of active duty, reservists, and other veterans living and working here, and that�s what the Veterans Bill of Rights will do,� said state Sen. Jon Morgan, D Brentwood, the bill�s prime sponsor.

SB 726 already has attracted the support of 12 of the Senate�s 24 members, including Senate President Donna Soucy, D-Manchester, and Senate Republican Leader Chuck Morse, R Salem.

Morgan said he became interested in this topic when after graduating from college he worked for the Department of Defense on counter-terrorism efforts.

"This is something I realized New Hampshire didn�t have yet, and I believed there was an urgent need for it,� Morgan said.

No one testified against the bill during a public hearing Tuesday morning.

Some agency officials asked for and will likely be granted more time to achieve the goals set by the bill.

For example, the office of the Adjutant General said it needs three staff members costing about $250,000 a year to carry out its mandate, which includes a program aimed at ending veteran homelessness in three years. Deputy Adjutant General

Warren Perry urged the Senate Education Committee to delay the start of these programs to mid-2021 so the next state budget can pay for more personnel.

"If those are funded, we can�t wait to get after it and help fight for our veterans,� Perry said.

David Kenney, chairman of the New Hampshire State Veterans Advisory Committee, praised the effort.

"We have a lot of great services right now,� Kenney said. "What we have had to struggle with over time is we haven�t had a good means of ... communicating effectively with the veterans� population about what services are available to them.�

Under the bill: � A veteran health training navigation program would be created to assist veterans and their families with improving access to physical and mental health services. This calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for government and private grants dealing with veteran suicide.

� The Department of Employment Security would produce a monthly report on the workforce needs of veterans.

� The Business Finance Authority would waive a fee for veteran-owned companies that apply for capital access program loans.

� The office of the Adjutant General would increase acceptance of military training and experience into the requirements to obtain certain occupational licenses granted by the state and expand job training and apprenticeship programs for veterans.

� The two-year and four year college systems would make application and course registration procedures more flexible for veterans, along with granting college course credit for completed military train
 
 
 
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