Veterans Briefs: April 29 deployment ceremony is set
The Medevac company, split between the New Hampshire and Michigan Army National Guard, is led by Capt. Jason Richards and 1st Sgt. Brian McKay. About 90 soldiers, 45 from each state, will deploy to Afghanistan for nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
This will mark the company's third overseas assignment in the last eight years. It served in Iraqi in 2005 and 2010, transporting more than 4,000 patients. The 238th earned the Meritorious Unit Citation for each deployment.
VFW Post 4479 to hold weekend events
RAYMOND - VFW Post 4479, 39 Main St., holds Ladies Night on Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight.
On Saturday, April 27, the band Rage N Age will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Members and non-members are welcome. The post is also taking applications for the VFW Mens Auxiliary.
Freedom Cup tourney set for June 21
CANDIA - The fourth annual New Hampshire Freedom Cup golf tournament will be held Friday, June 21, at Candia Woods Golf Link.
The tournament honors Marine Cpl. Michael Ouellette who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 - and all of New Hampshire's military heroes from the War on Terrorism. All proceeds assist veterans, those currently serving, and their families who have experienced war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funds from the tournament are distributed through the VA Medical Center in Manchester.
The fees are $150 per golfer and includes breakfast, dinner, 18 holes with a golf cart and a moving opening ceremony.
Sponsors are also needed.
For more information, please contact: Len Ouellette, 21 Rita Ave., Derry 03038, 437-1733, email@example.com or Joe Paradis, 55 Auburn Road, Londonderry 03053, 490-5205, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weare post to hold Sunday breakfasts
Weare - Philbrick-Clement Post 65 will hold its Sunday breakfast every Sunday from May 3 throught Nov. 3 from 8 to 11 a.m. The varied menu start at $3.50 w ith unlimited coffee. Funds raised support local veterans programs. The post is at 13 N. Stark Hwy.
POW/MIA vigil in Veterans Park
MANCHESTER - The monthly POW/MIA vigil will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Veterans Park. The vigil is held, rain or shine, on the first Wednesday of every month to keep pressure on the U.S. government to account for the military personnel who were prisoners of war or missing in action.
READER COMMENTS: 10
- Praising freedom: While curtailing it - 15
- Fergus Cullen: No politics buffer zone - some want issue unsettled - 7
- The perfect winner: Mrs. Craig gives when she receives - 0
- A sacred rite denied: Partial justice in Marriott murder - 0
- Casino tax breaks: Bad news for Gov. Hassan - 4
- A medal well earned: Ryan M. Pitts is a hero - 3
- Treat them better: Bad medicine for veterans, military - 14
- Editorial: USNH’s freeze a good start - 3
- Editorial: Weare’s cameras - the PD’s scarlet letters - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 132-mph street racers blow by trooper in Nashua, one of two arrested; motorcyclist arrested on I-93 doing 107 mph - 0
- Mazzaglia to be sentenced Aug. 14 for murder of UNH student - 0
- Lost Massachusetts hikers found safe in NH - 0
- GOP criticizes Shaheen flip flop on gas tax - 6
- No one has a clear claim to NHMS supremacy - 0
- Sentence fragment: Coco's cuckoo release - 0
- Charles Arlinghaus: Does Concord have a big spending problem? - 1
- Another View - Kevin Smith: Londonderry is showing how to make NH business-friendly - 0
- Police say Manchester woman arrested for punching ex-boyfriend during custody exchange in Walmart parking lot - 1
Police say Manchester woman arrested for punching ex-boyfriend during custody exchange in Walmart parking lot
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
Ban fireworks? Get serious
GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax