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The Department Fall Sweepstakes Fund Raiser, with $5,000 in prizes is underway and NOW is the time to enter. This is a brand new look for the sweepstakes and for the first time, you’ll be able to enter online as well as by mail AND use your credit card to donate and enter.

Mail in your donation and entry tickets using the entry form you received in the mail OR

CLICK HERE to enter online.     

There will also be a special weekend get-away prize!!

Cary’s Maple Lodge in St. Johnsbury Vermont



Department Adjutant Notes


To reach the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) dial 988 then press #1


Veterans Count seeking models for the Beyond the Boots Show


New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Event Page. Facebook Page.


** This is a reminder for all, to have anything added to the website or events calendar you can email/call either the adjutant ( or clerk ( 603-856-8951 any time; but if you want something in the weekly eBlast that needs to be received by Wednesday at 2 pm. **

National Family


National Emergency Fund (NEF) Details with fillable Application.


Department Family


August 11th - and every Thursday for the next 6 weeks. Post 81 is one of the co-sponsors of the End of Summer Concert series in downtown Contoocook. Post 81 is also the alternate venue in case of rain. No more rain outs as Post 81 will now host the Contoocook Summer concert series in any inclement weather


August 13th - Memorial Horseshoe Tournament - Post 1 Laconia 603-524-9728 - Registration 9 am Tournament 10 am - $10.00 entry fee and a draw for partners


August 21st - Gathering of Chapters - 11 am - Hosted by Chapter 23 (15 Cottage St Milford)


August 21st and every third Sunday thereafter - Sunday Brunch - 10 am to 1 pm - Hosted by Dollar Shy Farm & Post 81 in Contoocook.


August 27th - Charlotte Memorial Dice Run - Austin17House - Registration 8:30 am KSU 11 am


August 27th - Poker Run - Post 114 - Event Information


August 27th - 2022 Summer Cookout - Post 27 - Meeting at 10 am; Cookout at 12 pm


September 10th (rain date the 11th) - Chapter 47’s Annual Ride – ride will start and end in Rollinsford with a cookout afterwards.


September 17th - Chapter 98 - Ride to Benefit Ruck Up, INC. - Registration 8:30 am KSU 10 am – BBQ to Follow


September 17 - 18th - Spirit of the Eagle POW/MIA Vigil - Post 11 Jaffrey - Both Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be at 11 am - watches will be conducted every 15 minutes over a 24-hour period starting at the 11 am opening and commencing with the 11 am closing.  


September 23rd - Beverly Trofatter, Vice President of Unit #41 will conduct a Gel Candle Making Class 6 pm - 9 pm
In memory of Past Commander David Hannan's wife Marion who passed away during his term in office 2021.
The class is open to Legion family. RSVP to or call Stephanie at 603-331-1184 


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If anyone has a copy of the Legionnaire newspaper for Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun 2014 and Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr 2015 please contact Dept Historian Tom Wiley at or cell 910-987-5782.


Post 81 received a new NH State Flag as a donation see their raising of it here.


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District Family


We have been offered a 3x5 polyester POW/MIA Flag.  If any Post needs one please let Steve Shillinglaw know at


August 27th - District 5 Meeting - 9 am coffee/donuts 10 am start - Post 103 Deerfield North Rd - All legionnaires are invited. 


Post / Unit / Squadron


If you are a DUAL member and your SAL member ID has not merged to your Legion ID automatically, it could be because one or the other has a middle initial or a suffix etc. The merge will happen, it will make it easier on me if you’d just bring to my attention! If not, it will be stumbled upon. IT WILL BE MERGED.

A SAL member who has a DIFFERENT ID that starts 350 typically has been transitioned to the NEW ID because the ID they had belonged to a Legionnaire and when mySAL was merged with myLegion the Legionnaire kept the ID and the SAL received the new ID.

Squadron Adjutants there is no error please refrain from correcting the new numbers back to their old numbers please.


















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