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NH Veterans News: Students to present flag cases to NHVH

June 14. 2018 12:35AM
David Tille, HUD New England regional administrator, addressed the VFW New Hampshire convention in Gorham on Friday to talk about the partnership work taking place to end veteran homelessness in the state. Pictured from left are VFW State Commander Joe Clark; VFW Auxiliary member Madeline Dreusicke; Tille; and VFW State Homeless Veterans Chairman Jorg Dreusicke. (HUD)

TILTON — Students from Gilford High School will be visiting the New Hampshire Veterans Home to donate ceremonial American flag cases. GHS business teacher Steve O’Riordan and technology and engineering teacher Dan Caron stepped up in 2015 after learning the home’s previous supplier had stopped providing the cases, which are used to hold ceremonially folded flags at funerals. O’Riordan’s students do the fundraising and Caron’s classes build the boxes. The plan is to deliver 69 of the boxes on Friday, June 15, about 10:15 a.m., to the Tarr Dining Room of the NHVH, located at 139 Winter St., Tilton. Over the next year, NHVH residents will sand and stain the boxes.

Hampstead plans flag retirement event

HAMPSTEAD — The town will hold a ceremony for the retirement of unserviceable flags today at 6 p.m. at the Hampstead Fire Department on Littles Lane. The ceremony is open to the public. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be held Thursday, June 21. For more information, contact Howie Steadman at 329-4288.

The Hooksett American Legion donated a new state flag to Cawley Middle School on May 18. From left to right are Hooksett American Legion Junior Vice Commander Cliff Benson, sixth-grader Zach McAndrew, seventh-grader Molly Evans, seventh-grader Wendy Parcel and Hooksett American Legion Senior Vice Commander David McCormack. McAndrew, Evans and Parcel accepted the flag on behalf of the student body. (Cawley Middle School)

Next local Honor Flight is Father’s Day 

BOSTON — Honor Flight New England will be saying thank you to 60 veterans next week by sending them to the nation’s capital for the day. This flight has been filled to capacity. The buses will be pulling up to terminal A of Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, June 17, at 6:30 a.m. The public is invited to assemble at the airport in time to see off our heroes at their departure, and to welcome them back home at 10:25 p.m. that night.


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