In June 2020, I was contacted by Sarah Sweeny from Military Friends Foundation who offered me a $1,00 COVID 19 Military Relief Fund grant to goes towards immediately assisting veterans and their families and families of Fallen Service Members to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money from this grant is going to … More 300 BBQ Chicken Dinners Delivered to Veterans & their Families in Haverhill, Mass
I would like to share with you an idea that started off as me wondering if me service dog could talk and share his story with my niece and nephew what it sound like? How would explain his work as a service dog? What was his life like abandoned on the streets? Or the his … More Mocha, The Superhero Service Dog, a story about Never Giving Up!
Currently I am working on that I’m looking for advice, and guidance on. I’m in a bit of jam and would greatly appreciate anyone interested in helping or have ideas please feel free to share. In 2017 I started a volunteer group called Preserving Newbury, and last year we started a Community Flag Retirement Box … More American Flag Vending Machine
As the Veteran Grave Officer for the Town of Newbury I get approached often by those looking to properly and respectfully retire their flag. It seemed like a growing concerning, or that just more and more people were approaching me. Without any solid answer and response I decided to take matters in my own … More Community Flag Disposal Box
Unbeknown to me, while I was away in Washington DC, Alison arranged to have a good friend of mine paint something special for me at my house. Well, here it is… This took me by a total surprise. I’m speechless. This is truly amazing. This painting was done by a fellow veteran, whom I feel … More Folded Flag Wall Painting
Starting on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021, and running until December 11, 2021, Christmas Stockings will be collected at Battle Grounds Coffee Company and distributed to local veterans. All Christmas stockings collected will be distributed to veterans through the support of our local Veteran Service Officers, and veteran organizations like Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, VFW Lorriane … More CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS TO BE COLLECTED ATBATTLEGROUNDS COFFEE COMPANY FOR VETERANS
Today may have been chili, but there was much fun and excitement had by all. Many thanks to everyone who made today a truly fantastic day. Thank you, Bonnie Bowes, for your help and support with getting this started. Thank you, White Rose Canoe, for sponsoring and supporting today’s canoeing event. Some of us have … More First Veteran Canoe Adventures Trip is in the books
Yesterday afternoon my brother Mike picked me up and took me to battle grounds to “meet” with a few people. Well, I certainly met a few people. Unbeknownst to me, I was invited to a surprise award presentation. Recently the Eagle-Tribune held a survey asking its readers to vote for the “Best of 2021”. Well, … More Best of 2021 – Eagle Tribune’s Best Community Worker / Volunteer
Thank you cards are rolling in… This year for Veterans Day, I will be down in Washington DC honoring our Nations’ heroes. The mission and focus is to place a rose at the grave of our Afghanistan fallen and the victims of the Pentagon attacks on 9/11. In addition all collected thank you cards will … More Thank Cards for Our Veterans
Earlier today, we spent an hour or so redeeming 13 full bags of bottles and cans. All the money will be donated towards the upcoming trip to Arlington National Cemetery for Veterans Day. For Veterans Day, roses will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery at the graves of our Afghanistan Fallen and 9/11 Pentagon Victims. … More Things Add Up!
This fall, we kick off a new program for our veterans and their families. This program will run in partnership with White Rose Canoe in Newbury, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Disabled and Limbless Veterans, our Veteran Services Officers throughout the area, and many more. Veteran Canoe Adventures will kick off on Sunday, October 24, 2021. … More Veteran Canoe Adventures To Launch in Newbury
It’s said that the average person should consume about 8 – 8 oz glasses of water a day, which breaks down to about a half-gallon of water. Your body is more than half water. Which fluctuates through the day as you sweat and urinate. Some say it’s essential to keep your water level in your … More VFW Lorraine Post 29 donates water dispenser to local VA Clinic in Haverhill
On Saturday, September 18 a couple organizations and a team of volunteers came to together and collected hundreds of nonperishables for our veterans. Weeks prior, the community was strongly encourage to drop off food items with contactless drop off. All food was collected in the American Legion parking lot in Burlington. From the second the … More Disabled and Limbless Veterans Partners with Rotary Club in Burlington, Mass Collected Nonperishables for Veterans
Initially, my trip was not planned to look like it does today. However, as the events started to unfold in Afghanistan. I changed the focus of my upcoming trip a bit. This year is a significant year for a few reasons. Did you know that this is the centennial year of the Tomb of the … More Special Salute to Service Trip for Veterans Day 2021