VFW Auxiliary 3402 Franklin MA

VFW Auxiliary 3402 Franklin MA The VFW Auxiliary objectives are to support Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty military and their families & spreading patriotism.

Welcome to the VFW Auxiliary! Our organization is comprised of members from all walks of life with a common connection: all are relatives of those who served in overseas combat. If you would like to become a member or would like more information, please join us at our monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00PM and we meet at the VFW Franklin Post 3402, 1034 Pond Street, Franklin, MA.

Congratulations to Julia! She placed 1st at both the Post and District level and 2nd overall at the VFW Department of Ma...
02/01/2020

Congratulations to Julia! She placed 1st at both the Post and District level and 2nd overall at the VFW Department of Massachusetts Voice of Democracy contest. In addition to cash awards she received a $3,500 college scholarship.

Congratulations to Julia for winning Post 3402 Voice of Democracy, District 5 Voice of Democracy, and placing second in the entire State of Massachusetts! Julia will receive a $3,500 scholarship in addition to cash awards.

Pictured left to right is District 5 Commander and Post 3402 Quartermaster Ernest Carruthers, Voice of Democracy winner Julia Cappadona, and District 5 President Sue Cacciagrani from Post 2452 in Norwood.

01/26/2020

BREAKING NEWS LIVE FROM THE VFW STATE AWARDS BANQUET:
Post 3402 Voice of Democracy Winner Julia Cappadona has finished in 2nd place out of the entire Department of Massachusetts, Congratulations, Julia!!

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
11/28/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Remember all those who won’t be at home!

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
11/09/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Beginning of Veterans Day weekend!
Honor and remember.

11/06/2019
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VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

R.I.P.
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11/04/2019
VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Veterans & Family Support: Seven Ways to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season
Posted: 03 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST
Wendy Reinhardt
2019-2020 National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador

Seven Ways to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

Happy holidays! Happy holidays! May the calendar keep bringing happy holidays to you! November traditionally starts the holiday season and it’s time to start planning ways to brighten what may be an especially difficult time for our deployed service members and their families. Now is the time to start collecting those goodies, treats and non-perishable items to be packed up and shipped to our troops in time for Christmas.

As we renew our spirit during Thanksgiving, share in the celebration of Christmas and festivities for the new year, let us remember those who will not be home for Thanksgiving, Christmas or throughout the holiday season. By working together, we can provide joy to make their days a little merrier and a little brighter. Here are few ideas to help you get started:

Send care packages to deployed service members. Invite each Auxiliary member to bring a small non-perishable treat or sample size health/beauty item to your next meeting. Pick up a flat rate box (they’re free!) from your local U.S. post office. Fill the box and pay a flat rate for shipping.
Host holiday and Christmas events for the families of those deployed. Work with Family Readiness Groups to help these families as they share time with others missing family members during the holiday season.
Give the gift of time. From meals to running errands to conversation and companionship, these gifts can be given to those who could use a helping hand.
Give Thank You coins and post Resource Rack Cards. These small gestures could make a huge difference in the lives of those who give so much for us.
Send Operation Uplink Virtual Pins to those deployed or in hospitals. The Virtual Pin allows 100 minutes of talk time with family members.
Collect non-perishable food items, make and deliver food baskets to those in need. Contact local grocery stores as they may donate some items to help your cause.
At your next Auxiliary meeting, discuss having a Warm the Heart Drive. Collect blankets, gloves, hats, socks and/or warm clothing to give to those in need.
Everything we do for our veterans and their families is important and getting the word out is just important. Here are five ways to communicate with those in your community about fundraisers and item collections:

Post information to Facebook and other social media sites (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and ask your friends and followers to share it.
Place information on your Auxiliary and/or VFW website.
Include information in your Auxiliary and/or VFW newsletter.
Send a press release to your local paper.
Take pictures during fundraiser/item collection and post to them to social media, thanking those who’ve donated; share ways others can still donate and/or help.
Thank you for all you do to ensure our veterans, service members and their families have a happy holiday season!

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VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
10/13/2019

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Happy 244th birthday!

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
10/09/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Sandi and I, Carlyjane have been to a great great place today, we went to the Veterans Homestead. Have you heard about it? It’s the only community of transitional veterans family homes in Massachusetts, it’s in Gardner. It’s been there 10 years and this was the first I’ve heard of it. As Chairman of Veterans and Family Support, I called all the transition centers before the workshop and today we went to make a delivery of glad bags and clothes to Veterans Homestead! There are 20 two bedroom units, the whole family is welcome, spouse, children, pets, the lot; if they need it! I will tell you all about it at COA November 2nd.

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
10/03/2019

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VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
10/02/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

For all suffering from the effects of agent orange...

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
09/21/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Happy 72nd birthday USAF!

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09/20/2019
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09/17/2019

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VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
09/11/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Never forget!

09/11/2019
VFW Youth Scholarships for 2019-2020 – Deadline is October 31, 2019The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and inve...
09/07/2019
Youth Scholarships

VFW Youth Scholarships for 2019-2020 – Deadline is October 31, 2019
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Patriot's Pen: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great
Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.
Voice of Democracy: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.

Official Entry Forms and Instructions can be found at: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
Entries are to be mailed to: Franklin VFW Post 3402, PO Box 96, Franklin, MA
VFW Post 3402, Franklin, MA; VFW Auxiliary 3402 Franklin, MA; https://post3402.org/
Contact JoAnn Wright at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
08/21/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

District 5 Chicken BBQ. Here are some pictures from this event.I want to thank all of you who were responsible for organ...
08/18/2019

District 5 Chicken BBQ. Here are some pictures from this event.
I want to thank all of you who were responsible for organizing this event. Like always, we had a great time.

08/18/2019

Here's something to think about... A politician sees his family everyday, a deployed SOLDIER once in 6 months. A politician flies 1st class; a SOLDIER flies in a C130. A politician's pension is not reduced; a SOLDIER'S is clawed 65%. A politician enjoys an expense account; a SOLDIER must justify extra rations. A politician vows to defend their country; a SOLDIER actually keeps that promise. REPOST IF YOU SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

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08/08/2019

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08/07/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Thank you to all injured in defense of our country.

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
08/03/2019

3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Nearly 69 years after he was reported missing in action during the Korean War, Master Sgt. Carl H. Lingquist is home.

Carl Lingquist enlisted in the Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He later returned to his home town of Willmar, Minnesota, where he would work as a truck driver until choosing once again to serve his country during the Korean War.

Master Sgt. Lingquist will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery August 5, 2019.

#WeNeverForget #TillTheyAllComeHome

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization
07/26/2019

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization

NATIONAL OFFICERS ASSUME POSITIONS FOR 2019-2020

Orlando, Fla. — July 24, 2019 – Peggy Haake of Kahului, Hawaii, was elected National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 106th National Convention in Orlando, Fla. today (July 24).

Peggy is a Life Member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, which she joined on the eligibility of her husband, Richard, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1970-1971.

She has served the organization in many capacities, including Auxiliary and Department (state) President, National Council Member and Western Conference Chairman for the Youth Activities program. She is a Life Member of VFW National Home for Children, Camp Trotter in Michigan, the DAV Auxiliary and the VFW Veteran’s Village in Florida.

Peggy retired after 34 years with the Bank of Hawaii. In her spare time she enjoys bowling, golfing, softball, gardening and volunteer work, as well as spending time with her dog, Brie.

Haake will bring a bit of the islands to her term as she encourages members to Serve Our Veterans with Aloha, while continuing to build on the Auxiliary’s foundation by providing guidelines and basic training information for every level of the organization. The Auxiliary will look to increase its overall membership and continue to welcome thousands of male members since its eligibility change in 2015.

The election and installation of National President Haake and other 2019-2020 National Officers today concluded the convention and brought 2018-2019 National President Sandi Kriebel’s term to an end.

The 2019-2020 National Officers of the VFW Auxiliary have been elected as follows:
- Peggy Haake, National President (Department of Hawaii);
- Sandra Onstwedder, National Senior Vice-President (Department of Michigan);
- Jean Hamil, National Junior Vice-President (Department of Florida);
- Ann Panteleakos, National Secretary-Treasurer (Department of Connecticut);
- Jane Reape, National Chaplain (Department of New York);
- Carla Martinez, National Conductress (Department of Utah);
- Brenda Bryant, National Guard (Department of Missouri).

The National Officers will visit members in communities across America this year, seeing the efforts of Auxiliary volunteers and encouraging non-members to get involved and join the Auxiliary as it works to serve veterans, their families, and spread patriotism nationwide. #VFWAUX2019 #VFWAuxiliary

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
07/04/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Mark Smyth DMD
07/04/2019

Mark Smyth DMD

Happy Birthday to this great country! Enjoy your day, and stay safe.

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
07/04/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization
06/23/2019
VFW Auxiliary-National Organization

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization

The VFW Auxiliary is comprised of Americans from all walks of life with a common purpose: to improve the lives of veterans, active-duty military and their families, and our communities. Read about our National programs and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of veterans, active-duty military and their families: https://vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/.

06/23/2019
VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Great job!

It is Official!
Department of Ma Aux is at 100.12% in membership!
We Believed we could do it, and we did!
Thank you to all who helped make this happen!

Whitehead Royal British Legion
06/07/2019

Whitehead Royal British Legion

We had a great today at the VA Hospital Cookout in West Roxbury. Teamwork helped make 240+ barbecue meals for the patien...
06/03/2019

We had a great today at the VA Hospital Cookout in West Roxbury. Teamwork helped make 240+ barbecue meals for the patients and staff.

Members of the post and the Post 3402 Auxiliary joined with other posts and auxiliaries within our district today to put on a cookout for the patients, families, and staff of the West Roxbury VA hospital and the Fisher House. Nice job District 5!

USO
06/02/2019
USO

USO

It's our duty to change this sobering statistic: According to the 2018 Blue Star Families' Military Family Lifestyle Survey, 82% of military families feel the general public doesn't understand the sacrifices they make.

This Military Appreciation Month, we need at least 200,000 patriotic Americans to thank our men and women in uniform for their incredible sacrifice, but we're missing your name. Will you sign the card now?

VFW Auxiliary Post 2452
06/02/2019

VFW Auxiliary Post 2452

Depression, anxiety and PTSD are very real. I would like TWENTY TWO of my friends to post this (not share) so I know who I can talk to if I ever need to.

I think I know who will.
Remember our Veterans
Be kind to each other

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
05/28/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass
05/27/2019

VFW Auxiliary Dept of Mass

Thx to Carlyjane Dunn Watson

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA
05/27/2019

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA

Huge thanks to our members, Cub Scout packs 17, 92, 126 and Brownie Troop 82077 and Daisy Troop 82351. If we missed anyone it wasn’t intentional. Our cemeteries look good!

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA
05/26/2019

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA

We’ll be replacing the flags in the 3 cemeteries in town tomorrow at 1pm. Feel free to join us tomorrow at 1pm. Post 3402 members will be at all 3 cemeteries distributing new flags and collecting the old, worn ones.

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA
05/25/2019

VFW Post 3402 Franklin, MA

It’s our annual Poppy Drive today. You can find us outside of Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, and Liquor World until 3pm. Any donations would be appreciated, they go towards supporting veterans and veteran causes.

You might ask Why the Poppy? Have you read the poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian WWI physician Lt. Col. John McCrae?

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

#MemorialDay2019 #HonorTheFallen #BuddyPoppy #PoppyDrive #InFlandersFields #Franklin #FranklinMA #StopAndShop #Shaws #LiquorWorld #VFW

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