NH Veterans Notes:
MANCHESTER — American Legion Post 2, Sweeney Post, welcomes the Black Light Band this Friday, March 10, from 8 to 11 p.m.
VA medical center to hold town hall
MANCHESTER — The Manchester VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall for veterans, family members and the public to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs.
The town hall will take place Tuesday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the training and education room of the medical center at 718 Smyth Road, Manchester.
This town hall is one of many that VA is holding around the country. The meeting will be an open forum where veterans can engage with VA officials about healthcare and benefits.
Congressional stakeholders, veteran service groups and non-governmental organizations are also encouraged to attend.
Scholarships available for kids of fallen vets
CONCORD — Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is currently seeking qualified New Hampshire student applicants for college scholarships for 2017.
The Foundation provides college scholarships to military children who have lost a parent in active military service, due to combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funds.
Annually, Children of Fallen Patriots awards $6,250 to each student, providing scholarships toward a student’s tuition, living expenses, transportation, internet expenses, health insurance and learning materials.
The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
To date, the Foundation has assisted more than 750 military children who have lost a parent.
Children of Fallen Patriots research has found that nearly 20,000 dependents have been left behind by those killed in the line of duty over the past 35 years. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with nearly two-thirds of surviving spouses making less than $50,000 per year. With no central repository of information from which to find these children, the organization works to find each and every one of these children to assist them in their growing success.
To learn more about Children of Fallen Patriots please visit www.fallenpatriots.org. To apply for a scholarship, contact Jay Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org.