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NH Veterans Briefs: Hampstead placing Pearl Harbor wreath

December 06. 2017 10:59PM
Members of Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 presented Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Gordon and Lance Cpl. Enderson Batista with a check for $10,307 made out to Toys for Tots at Toys “R” Us in Manchester last week. From left are Batista; Russ Gora, Glenn Della-Monica and Brenda Gora of the Post; and Gordon. The Hudson Kiwanis donated $1,000 of the money that was presented to Toys for Tots. Most of the rest of the money was raised at the Post’s Toys for Tots dinner Nov. 18. (Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791)

HAMPSTEAD — The town will participate in the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” ceremony by laying a Wreath of Remembrance for Pearl Harbor Day at the World War II monument in Veterans Memorial Park in front of the Town Offices Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. For information, call 329-4288.

Army vs. Navy watch party set for Dec. 9

MANCHESTER — Liberty House will hold its third annual Army vs. Navy watch party at Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester Saturday, Dec. 9. Doors open at 2 p.m. Snacks and sandwiches will be served. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to Liberty House. Tickets cost $20. They are available at the door and

Post 2’s benefits seminar is Dec. 13

MANCHESTER — American Legion Post 2 will host a veterans’ benefits seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members and their guests are encouraged to attend.

Hudson Post 5791 serving pot luck

HUDSON — Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 will offer a pot luck Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., before its monthly meeting. Hudson area veterans with a campaign ribbon or qualifying overseas experience are invited.

As a bonus, any qualified veteran who applies for VFW membership will get the first year of membership for free, compliments of Commander Glenn Della-Monica. Since June, the service-oriented organization has hosted two meat raffles to support community activities, including supporting a disabled Hudson veteran and helping to raise more than $10,000 for Toys for Tots. The Post also offered its services for a Thanksgiving dinner project that fed more than 200 area residents. More recently, Santa paid a visit to more than 50 of the Post members’ children.

For the spring, the Post is planning a picnic and day at the range. Every month it sends a group to the Manchester VA Medical Center to host a bingo game for the residents there. For this past Veterans Day, the Post presented 20 plaques to veteran residents of the Fairview nursing home in Hudson


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