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Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire
Chapter 1

 

 
BSMs of New Hampshire is an organization consisting of any military branch family member and friends supporting all branches of the military
In Remembrance

We wish to remember and extend our deepest sympathies to all Gold Star Families. May we always remember those who gave all for our country.


 
 
 


 

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Captain Douglas DiCenzo Camp Fund Golf Classic ~ Throughout his life, Doug was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, hunting and skiing. The Captain Douglas DiCenzo Camp Fund was established to help give others the opportunity to pursue the activities that Doug loved himself. Captain Doug DiCenzo's Story.

Honor and Remember ~ I wanted to let you know that New Hampshire now has an Honor and Remember Chapter. 

We have two Gold Star parents - Mark and Cathy Crane (son - Capt Douglas DiCenzo - KIA 5/25/06) and Jim and Lynn Savage (son - CPL Matthew Stanley - KIA 12/16/06); Blue Star parents - Bill and Susan Peterson and Paul Lloyd - VFW Chaplain.  We are all blessed to be a part of this campaign and to educate the State of New Hampshire about this new symbol of remembering and honoring all our fallen men and women and to remember their sacrifice and service every day in America.  

George Lutz, Gold Star father and founder of Honor and Remember, was in New Hampshire on June 16th and made two presentations of the personalized flags to a Vietnam and Iraq Gold Star family.  I have attached the pictures from this presentation and also of Mrs. Pettis a Vietnam Gold Star Mother from Vermont.

Honor and Remember, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia, is a non-profit organization that is committed to honoring all our fallen men and women.  George Lutz is in the midst of a 50 state awareness campaign.  George visits and presents personalized Honor and Remember flags to Gold Star Families. 

We look forward to the opportunity to share George's vision of Honor and Remember and  for New Hampshire to be instrumental in helping the Honor and Remember Flag be a national symbol of service and gratitude.  Currently US H.R.1034 represents that goal.  Virginia, Oklahoma and New York have

Please email phil413.susan@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like information on obtaining or to be a sponsor of a flag.

Blessings,

Susan
Blue Star Mom

REMEMBER THE FALLEN - BECAUSE FREEDOM ISN'T FREE

POW LogoNortheast POW/MIA Network ~ We are a completely volunteer organization, veterans and non-veterans, using awareness, communication, education, legislation, and compassion to assuage the pain associated with one of the most devastating outcomes of service to one’s Country. As we honor POW/MIAs, returned and still waiting to come home, we aggressively pursue means to return the missing and protect those serving.

POW/MIA

For as long as we have Wars
And we send our Young to fight
We’ll have Those who are Missing
And the POWs plight.
All People of this Nation
Have this Duty to fulfill.
We must keep Them in our thoughts
And, We must have the Will
To bring every One home
And do all we can to find
All those POW/MIAs
And leave NO Souls behind.

pow mia flag


Honor Flight New England ~ Based on recent 2008 statistics, we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 1,000 per day. Honor Flight Network will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our senior heroes travel absolutely free to their WWII Memorial in DC..

Blue Star Mothers of America ~ The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. We are mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. We are a non-profit (501[c]3) Veterans service organization supporting our military children while promoting patriotism.

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is authorized by Title 36, Chapter 305 of the United States Code (36 USC 305); Section 943, as of January 26, 1998.

American Gold Star Mothers ~ If you're a member of the public, we participate in many memorial events around the country and you're welcome to join us. If you've lost your child in the service of the country and would like the community of others in your situation, we invite you to join us. No one knows how you feel like another mother who has lost a child.

Gold Star Mothers of New Hampshire ~ We're an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.

If you're a member of the public, we participate in many memorial events around the state and you're welcome to join us.

If you've lost your child and would like the community of others in your situation, we invite you to join us. No one knows how you feel like another mother who has lost a child.

My Military Links ~ This site serves the needs of all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard Soldiers and Service Members from all components of the Armed Forces and their Military Family Members. 

The Virtual Wall ~ Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Virtual Wall is an on-line Vietnam War memorial. The website opened on March 23, 1997 and The Virtual Wall has a separate memorial page for each casualty remembered. Each memorial page may contain one or more photographs, remembrances, graphics of military unit patches and awards, citations of awards for valor, and a synopsis of the incident that caused the loss of life. Its database accumulates by relatives or friends of a casualty contributing remembrances, photographs and their own details to The Virtual Wall using the websites free-to-use facilities. The website includes a list of those awarded military honors, the use of photographs in a pictorial index and a search facility. It has enabled thousands of contacts between relatives and military buddies of a casualty. The Virtual Wall is modeled on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, DC, USA, which has the names of over 58,000 American military men.”

NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH

A new link has been installed on our front page so you can subscribe to news items from the Veterans cemetery. At least once a month you will receive a listing of interments for the previous month. Then a few times a year you will receive notifications of any events taking place at the cemetery. Events such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and or any dedications of monuments.

It only takes a few minutes to subscribe. In a few days once we have folks signed up we will send out a test page. You can easily unsubscribe. We hope this will help keep families more informed on the happenings at the cemetery. Please pass this information on to your family and friends. Thank you and I hope you all agree this will be helpful.

NH Pease Greeters ~ In the Spring of 2005 the Seacoast Detachment, Marine Corps League met pease greeters logotheir first flight of Veterans returning from the Near East at the Pease Air Terminal in Portsmouth, NH. We now have flights both returning and heading overseas.

For the first few flights there were only a few Marines greeting them in a rather sterile and cavernous room. Since then the Greeters group has grown to well over 100 elders and youths all offering their thanks and greetings for these heros.
In Rememberance ~ Honoring American service members lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. Hosted by Legacy.com
Comfort LogoOperation Quiet Comfort ~ Creating care packages to be sent to "Any American Hero" at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany and other medical care facilities abroad
Welcome to I'm Already Home.com! ~ As a military “separations specialist”, Elaine Dumler, aka “The Flat Daddy Lady”, has been writing for military families and speaking at conferences and military installations since 2003. Her favorite thing to do is to help prepare families for deployment and the reunion/reintegration process. She has presented readiness training at installations all over the United States and has provided training materials to thousands of military families. She is the author of best sellers, I’m Already Home…Again for families experiencing deployment and The Road Home to help with reunion and reintegration.
Fisher House ~ The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. A Fisher House™ is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 38 Fisher Houses, with five more in construction.
MilitaryConnection ~ takes great pride in providing a multitude ofMS Shieldresources for our nation;s military audience. The web site, launched just over one year ago, offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military resources and information on the web, featuring over 10,000 pages with thousands of valuable resources, databases and links. 
Operation Homefront ~ provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)3 founded after September 11, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,000 volunteers in 31 chapters nationwide. Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided critical assistance to more than 45,000 military families in need.
Wounded Warrior Project ~ The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.
A Million Thanks ~ We are asking individuals, schools, churches, and businesses around the U.S. to participate by having their students, congregations, and customers write letters, cards, email messages, or prayer messages to our troops. We will forward your appreciation message to a service man or women either active duty or retired through our many contacts. Your messages will also be delivered to many USO’s and Veteran’s Hospitals for distribution.
Families United ~ We are a grassroots coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families including some with loved ones in harm's way, Veterans, and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their efforts to make America safer by allowing them to complete their mission.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches. Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service.

My brother enlisted in the Navy a few years ago and got an okay score on the ASVAB. However it wasn't good enough to qualify him for a higher up position that he originally wanted. With the way the testing system works he had to wait about 6 months before he could re-take the test. 

There are a number of ASVAB testing resources out there but many require payment for study materials or practice tests or for taking them online. Some high school guidance counselors have access to practice tests that they give out to students but they don't always make them available online.

My site provides free practice tests for all categories of the ASVAB so those interested in joining the military can get a sense of the questions they will expect to see on the ASVAB.

ASVAB practice test website

 

New Hampshire Veterans Motorcycle Associations

Rolling Thunder NH 1 ~ Rolling Thunder®, Inc.'s major function is to publicize the POW-MIA issue.  To educate the public of the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. To help correct the past and to protect the future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action.  We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association ~ We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home."

NHCVM Chapter 5-1

NHCVM Chapter 5-2
U.S. Marine Riders ~ THE THREE CORPS VALUES: Honor, Courage, Commitment. They make up the bedrock of the character of each individual Marine. They are the foundation of the Corps. These three values, handed down from generation to generation, have made U.S. Marines the Warrior Elite. The U.S. Marine Corps: the most respected and revered fighting force on earth.

If you are a Veteran or a Civilian and you understand the meaning of Honor, Courage and Commitment and you would like to be considered for membership in the U.S. Marine Riders we want to hear from you.

To contact us

We are the U.S. Marine Riders

Semper Fi

Nam Knights Motorcycle Club ~ NH Granite State Chapter ~ Our mission is to honor the memory of American Veterans and Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist Veterans and Police Officers in their time of need, to promote community awareness through sponsorship and participation in various fund raising events. The Nam Knights Motorcycle Club continues to grow and thrive today due to extraordinary dedication of its members, their families and our benevolent supporters.
Patriot Guard Riders ~ The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

  1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
  2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you.  We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Purple Heart Riders ~ "Purple Heart Riders National Association" 
Thank you for your service, and to all combat wounded veterans awarded the "Purple Heart Medal" during combat operations in all war zones, in defense of the United States of America. This website is dedicated to these distinguished few. Please contact us through our Contact Us page below for all inquiries, thank you. PHR-President.

Links to our tribute sites for the fallen for political purposes is strictly forbidden.  The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire and the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. are a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement.
Copyright Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire ~ 2016