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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of

Our Department Commander Charlie Arkwell on 3/16/2023.


** Arrangements **



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


National Emergency Fund (NEF) Details with fillable Application.




Winter Sweepstakes Winners


April 10th - Burial service for Deb Neylon, daughter of John and Sandra Neylon. 11 am at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.


April 22nd - Department Commander/President Joint Testimonial Dinner - CANCELLED


Department Convention will be here quickly. Just about 3 weeks ago a letter outlining a CONTEST FOR CONVENTION BOOK ADS was sent to every post in the State. These ads have come to the office at a very slow rate. To date, we have received only 5 ads. With the deadline fast approaching for submitting these ads to the printer, (April 15, 2023), I would like to remind everyone to not hold the ads and submit all at once. Please send these as you get them. If you are unfamiliar with the contest, that will earn the post with the most ads, $500.00, then please ask your Post Commander for the information. Ad forms are available under the convention tab on the Department website, (

Department Convention

May 17 - 21, 2023





April 8th - 1 pm - CONVENTION COMMITTEE MEETING - Post 49 Tilton.  Everyone welcome.


There are several Posts that have not paid for their rooms. Please send your payments to Department ASAP. Send names for rooms ASAP. Contact information:  603-686-6734


The Indianhead has SOLD OUT. All payments for Convention (rooms, shirts, banquet, and Ad Book/Program) need to be sent to the Bookkeeper ASAP at the Department address.
Post 49 has a Convention room for SALE.  POC is Bill Gallagher, (603)409-0947.


May 20th -  Department Convention Banquet - Form


Convention Shirts Order Form -- Colors & Styles Examples


Convention Program Book - AD  - Form 

At this time, the following pages in the convention program are unavailable for sale. The back cover, the inside back cover, and the inside front cover.

The contest that is running for the convention book is based on the number of ads sold, not the money coming in or the size of the ads.

The "PATRON" section will not count towards the calculation of ads sold but will still be accepted. Any questions can be directed to my office.


Attention:   Those Attending The Annual Convention

*We Are Looking For Singers*

We are looking for 2-3 members of either The Legion, AUX, or the SAL who can sing and would be willing to lead the singing during the Annual Memorial Service on Friday morning of the Convention.  Those interested please email Mike at

Department TAL


A NOTICE to all Posts. Scholarships are coming up. I would like all Post Scholarship Chairs to contact there schools and make sure they have all scholarships available. ( posts, district, and all departments. ) Last year we were a little light on scholarships. Thank you. - PDVC Sherman Philbrick/Department Scholarship Chairman

Department ALA


The Junior Convention will be held at Laconia, Post 1 (84 North Main St.) on May 13.  Coffee @ 9:30, Meeting to start at 10. 



NH Girls State Application - Found Here - all other forms and information can be found under the American Legion Auxiliary tab above.

Detachment SAL


April 15th - SAL DEC Greenville Post 13 at 1 pm - The Squadron will provide a light lunch at 12 pm - I will confirm with the post that the hall is available, and I’ll let you know.


CSRs  -  Deadline APRIL 15, 2023


April 30th - CMN Bowl-A-Thon - $20 for 2 strings inludes shoes - Donation Sheet11 am at Boutwell's Bowling Center in Concord - Lunch TBD




Glenda Joyce would like to remind all Unit in District 3 to send their Deceased List to her (1 Jan Ln Newmarket NH  03857) by April 1st.
There will be a JOINT District 2 meeting on April 15th at 10 am at Post 23 in Milford (15 Cottage Street). Hope to see you all there.
Also please reach out to me with  your date and time for Installation of your Unit.

Post / Unit / Squadron / Chapter


April 16th - Spring Gathering of Chapters - 11 am - Post 23 Milford (15 Cottage St)


April 29th & 30th - Unit 100 is hosting a Weekend-Long Yard Sale! $15 donation per table for both days (or $10 for just one day!). Additionally, the Auxiliary will gladly accept donations of items in good/excellent/new condition.


Mark Grimshaw has eight Point of Sales Systems free for the taking.  Contact Mark at




Great paying government jobs available at Hanscom AFB. Flyer


2023 New Hampshire Military Ball - Flyer


June 3rd - 9th Session 1/June 10th - 16th Session 2 - West Point Summer Leaders Experience - Flyer












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President's Project

Det. Commander's Project

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"This Noble Calling"

Mike Pollitt, Department Chaplain



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