Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day  ~ NH Veterans Cemetery

Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day hosted by the Dept. of NH Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)


Event start: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 10:00am

Event end: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:00am

Location: New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery 

The annual ceremony, hosted by Dept of NH Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), will be held in the Memorial Walkway (weather permitting). For more information, please contact the Cemetery office during normal business hours (M-F, 8AM-4PM) at 603-796-2026.

POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Recognition Day honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by our nation's prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. By custom, it is on the third Friday in September. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is one of the six days specified by law on which the black POW/MIA flag shall be flown over federal facilities and cemeteries, post offices and military installations. Discover more about POW/MIA Recognition Day's history.

Seacoast Salutes

Sunday, September 29

To our Seacoast Community, Join us for a day of pizza, beer and crafts. This family fun day brings together civilians, military, veterans and families at Cisco Brewers (formerly Redhook). Plan for a day packed with plenty of great food, craft beer and entertainment, live bands, rides, games and other adventures. Activities for all the family.

We look forward to having you with us. On Sunday September 29th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. presented by Service Credit Union. Hosted by Greg Kretschmar from New Hampshire’s most popular morning show WHEB’s Greg & The Morning Buzz, the event features Seacoast favorites such as Shaker Pond Ice Cream and American Flatbread Pizza. The first 1000 guests through the gate receive a free t-shirt.


FREE for all Veterans, Active Duty Military and their Immediate Families FREE for all Kids 12 & under

General Admission: $8 per person, and $20 per family

Once inside everything is 100% FREE

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Gold Star Mother’s Day

Sunday, September 29

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September. Gold Star Mother’s Day is intended to recognize and honor those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each year there are events and meetings to publicly express love, sorrow and reverence toward Gold Star Mothers and their families. Flags are also mandated to be displayed on government buildings on this day. says Gold Star Mother’s Day is intended “to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces”.

Military Appreciation Day at Apple Hill Orchards

Sunday, October 13⋅11:00am – 4:00pm
580 Mountain Rd, Concord, NH 03301

2019 marks the Apple Hill Farm’s 15th year hosting Military Appreciation Day, so plan to join them to enjoy free apple picking, face painting, pumpkin painting and apple crisp. There will be resources for military members and families, and more, all FREE to current Service Members, Veterans, Retirees, and their families. No need to register, your Military ID is your ticket in. Are you a family member who doesn’t have a military ID? No problem, email the Blue Star Mothers at Put the words APPLE HILL on the subject line. Include your Service Member’s name and branch of service.

WHO: All current Service Members, Veterans, Retirees and their families;

WHAT: 15th Annual Military Appreciation Day;

WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 11AM to 4PM – RAIN or SHINE!

Where: Apple Hill Farm, 580 Mountain Road, Concord, NH

Cost: None, it's FREE

The Souther Family honors all Military, Past and Present and look forward to seeing you again this year.

Blue Star Mothers of NH table

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Operation Care for Troops
November Holiday Stocking Packing

November 13, 14, 15 AND 16  

Operation Care for Troops will be holding its “Holiday Stocking”  Packing Event 2019
When: November 13, 14, 15 and 16

Time: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Nashua National Guard Armory, 154 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060.
Learn More:
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HELP defray the shipping costs of packages for  “Holiday Stocking”  Packing Event 2019

Ship a box for $20. Our shipping expenses are over $14,000 each packing event.

Other requested items are the following:  nut mixes or trail mixes (individual to 10 oz); Protein Bars such as Kind, Cliff, Quest, Pure Protein, Nature Valley Protein, and suchLotions 4 oz to 8 oz – Aveeno, Eucerin, etc.; and Small canned fruit with flip tops .


 Save the date

Blue Star Mothers of NH Wreaths for Boscawen
December 14, 2019
Wreaths sponsorship ~ $8.00
For more information

Projects We Support

Northeast POW/MIA Network

Every Thursday
7:00 PM
Hesky Park, Meredith, NH

For more information ~ Northeast POW/MIA Network

POW MIA Vigil Portsmouth, NH
This is a Group dedicated to the remembrance
of our POW's and MIA's. 
We hold the Vigil 4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 pm
Langdon Park
Portsmouth, NH

Northeast POW/MIA Network POW/MIA VIGIL 
Veterans Park
Fairhaven, Vermont

Monthly POW/MIA Vigil in Manchester, NH
1st. Wednesday of the Month
7:00 pm
Veteran's Park
Elm Street
Manchester, NH 

Honor Flight New England
Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all of their sacrifices. Through generous donations we transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

The Chaplain’s Emergency Relief Fund is there to assist the families of service personnel, regardless of branch and provides temporary financial assistance to families in need. The Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund "CERF" is a 501c3 [Tax ID# is available upon request] and is managed by New Hampshire National Guard Chaplains.  

99.5% of the contributions made reach the military families in need. Grants provided to families are considered a gift and do not have to be repaid. The majority of grants given to families are for significant needs such as housing, utilities, auto repairs and medical expenses. 

For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to our heroes In uniform, write to:

CERF, NHNG c/o FUND TRUSTEES P.O. Box 3448, Concord NH 03302-3448

Your check may be made payable to: Chaplain Emergency Relief Fund or CERF  

The CHAPLAIN EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND is a 501c3 Tax Exempt entity; IRS ID Number 02-0445602.

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