Monday, May 28, 2012
Veterans of lesser-recognized conflicts and public safety officials were the focus of a Memorial Day filled with remembrance, grief and jubilation.
On a day meant to be national day of recognition for those who gave their lives for the country, Hampton-area residents, veterans and officials paid special attention Monday to a oft-overlooked group of individuals. Veterans of the numerous post-Vietnam conflicts, police officers and firefighters were at the emotional center of the Seacoast's annual Memorial Day services and parades, which included hundreds of local residents cheering, clapping, singing and saluting in support of anyone who served the United States. Mike Farinola, a Bronze Star recipient and a first lieutenant armor officer in lead command of a M1A1 Army tank platoon during the Gulf War, spoke heavily in his keynote address about individuals who fought or served during …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Post 35 issued this in the wake of the Greenland shootings.
On behalf of The American Legion POST 35 Legionnaires: We want to extend our most sincere condolences and prayers to the families of Chief Mike Maloney, and the other 4 officers who were wounded in the tragic shooting in Greenland on Thursday April 12th. This senseless tragedy has left the seacoast community reeling. And we share in your grief. Knowing several of the officers, and Chief Maloney makes this particularly upsetting for a lot of us. There's a reason why we mention the police and fire fighters each Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We would ask that all who live here on the seacoast to say a prayer for all the victims and their families tonight as we all try and make sense of this awful day in our Seacoast history. We will all hold…
Friday, November 4, 2011
The local American Legion is recognizing the holiday through several ceremonies on Nov. 11.
American Legion Post 35 will host a variety of ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11, to commemorate Veterans Day. Post 35 Cmdr. Ralph Fatello said the observances begin at 8 a.m. at the Lady By the Sea Marine Memorial along Hampton Beach, while other ceremonies will also be held at the following times at the following locations: Fatello said this year's ceremonies have a specific focus. "This year we are remembering the Veterans who served in all the wars and during times of peace," wrote Fatello in an e-mail. "We are taking a special notice of the Veterans from New Hampshire who served our country from April 30, 1975 to September 11, 2001." The featured Veterans Day speaker, Cmdr. (Ret.) G. Berkley Bennett, is a veteran of that era. Bennett, a …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday event in Epping will feature several Democratic First Congressional District and gubernatorial candidates.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
New Hampshire Democratic candidates for the United States House of Representatives and governor will be featured speakers at the Rockingham County Democratic Committee’s annual Eleanor Roosevelt Covered Dish Dinner. The event will be held this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 51 in Epping. Scheduled speakers include three candidates for U.S. House of Representatives from the First Congressional District: former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester, Democratic activist Joanne Dowdell of Portsmouth, and Laconia businessman Andrew Hosmer; as well as potential gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan, Mark Connolly, and Jackie Cilley. At the dinner the committee will also present its Eleanor Roosevelt Award to a Rockingham …