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On this day, Past State Commander Robert A. Graser visited our Post 754 to seek endorsement for his candidacy for National Councilman 2017-2018 and was accompanied by Past State Commander Paul Spera.  Installation and swear-in of Post, District and State Officers. VFW State SGT at Arms Brian Willette replacing newly installed VFW State Legislative Aid Victor Nunez-Ortiz's nametag. New 2017-2018 VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. and VFW State Legislative id Victor Nunez-Ortiz, saluting after cap replacement. New Department Officers, VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr and VFW State Legislative Aid Victor Nunez-Ortiz. (Left to right) 2016-2017 Outgoing VFW State Commander Brian Martin, District 15 Commander Christian Kulikoski and newly installed 2017-2018 VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. placing new cap on newly installed State Legislative Aid and Post 754 Senior Vice Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz. Full house in our Post 754 Hall for Memorial Day Ceremony. Our Guest Speaker World War II Veteran Ray Elliot. World War II Veteran and Guest Speaker Ray Elliot. (Left to right) Post Senior Vice Commander Gamalier Rosa, Post Trustee Brianna F. MacKinnon, Post Adjutant Amy Henrikson and Post Chaplain Anita Morris. (Left to right) American Legion Post 148 Quartermaster Paul Clevenger, Post 754 Member Rob MacCallister, Post 754 Adjutant Amy Henrikson, Post 754 Trustee Brianna F. MacKinnon, District 7 Auxiliary member Carlyjane Dunn Watson, Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz and Post 754 Senior Vice Commander Gamalier Rosa.  Post Color Guard with Veteran attendee and District 7 Auxiliary Member Carlyjane Dunn Watson. The photo was taken by Post 754 Commander Rosa on his second day of our Puerto Rico support mission on Wednesday, October 18th 2017. Commander Rosa and Anasco VFW Post 11103 Senior Vice Commander Carlos Rodriguez were finishing up their assessment of damages to the Post and two guys came up, introduced themselves as Mike (Army Veteran on the right) and Nesky (Marine Veteran with boonie cap) from Warfighter DRT (Disaster Relief Team). They had been trying to find a contact for the Post to help with the grounds cleanup. Shortly after, two more guys showed up, Edwin (Marine Veteran second in the picture) and James (First Responder; far right). They spoke for several minutes coming up with a plan for grounds cleanup and they invited Commander Rosa to their base-camp (Villas de Anasco), which was located across the street and since that day Commander Rosa stayed with them until his return in January. Members of the Warfighter DRT (Disaster Relief Team). Food and water distribution to veterans and their dependents at the VFW Post 12064 CW2 Isaias Santos office in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Food and water distribution to veterans and their dependents at the VFW Post 12064 CW2 Isaias Santos in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Roll out planning with (left to right) Pedro Nunez (Army), Gene Rodriguez (Marines), Commander Rosa and Dakota Hanson (Active Duty Marines).  Team Picture with Pedro, Geno, Gam and Dakota. Anasco VFW Post 12064 Officers, Members and local Veterans. VFW Post 11103 Monthly meeting on Sunday, December 10th 2017. VFW Post 11103 Monthly meeting on Sunday, December 10th 2017. VFW Post 11103 Monthly meeting on Sunday, December 10th 2017. VFW Post 11103 Monthly meeting on Sunday, December 10th 2017. VFW Post 11103 Monthly meeting on Sunday, December 10th 2017. On December 9th 2017, VDAC delivered a generator to the dependent of a deceased veteran, who was in need of one to continue to help with his college education. Thank you Veterans Church from Florida and Pastor Kenneth Torres for donating the generator Hector Morales received on this day. 

National Director of Housing for Puerto Rico and Representative Noemi Cardona, Veteran dependent Hector Morales, Huerto de Alabanza: Ministerio a las Naciones Pastor Santy Flores and her son, National Deputy Chief Staff,  VDAC Chairman and Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa. Thursday, November 9th 2017 Monday, November 27th 2017 Stacia Salvatore-Roy of Belchertown participates in a Nov. 27, 2016 protest against Hampshire College's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. Protesters disperse Nov. 27, 2016 after rallying against the school's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Hampshire College removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Campus police escort a man away from a Nov. 27, 2016 protest at Hampshire College in reaction to the school's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. The man was interrupting speeches and hoisting a sign with offensive language. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Phillip Girard of Springfield, a 93-year-old U.S. Army veteran, front, John Damario of Wilbraham, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Ken Koziol of Wilbraham, a U.S. Army veteran, and Jim Fitzell of Springfield, a U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force veteran, participate in Sunday’s protest at Hampshire College. GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Hundreds rally at Hampshire College on Nov. 27, 2016 to protest the school's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Hampshire College removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY A Hampshire College student sits in front of the school's sign during a Nov. 27, 2016 protest against the decision by Hampshire to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. Campus police formed a barrier around the student, who was counter-protesting, while protesters taunted him. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Tricia Pancione of Granby sings Nov. 27, 2016 during a protest against Hampshire College's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY John Milbier Jr. of Springfield, son of a World World II veteran, cheers during a rally Sunday at Hampshire College to protest the school's decision not to fly the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Below left, campus police officers Kate Godfrey, left, and Matt Brown form a barrier around a Hampshire student, center, who sat in front of the school's sign while protesters were trying to take a photo there. Below right, Tricia Pancione of Granby sings during the protest. GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan speaks during the protest. GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Micah Welintukonis of Coventry, Conn., who is a U.S. Army veteran, speaks Nov. 27, 2016 during a protest against Hampshire College's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Hundreds rally at Hampshire College on Nov. 27, 2016 to protest the school's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Hampshire College removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Campus police Kate Godfrey, left, and Matt Brown form a barrier around a Hampshire College student, center, who sat in front of the school's sign while protesters were trying to take a photo there. The Nov. 27, 2016 protest decried Hampshire's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY John Milbier Jr. of Springfield, who is the son of a World World II veteran, cheers Nov. 27, 2016 during a protest against Hampshire College's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. The school removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. Hundreds rally at Hampshire College on Nov. 27, 2016 to protest the school's decision to hold off on hoisting the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Hampshire College removed the U.S. flag indefinitely after, since Election Day, it has been set ablaze, replaced, and lowered to half-staff. —GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY John Milbier Jr. of Springfield, son of a World World II veteran, cheers during a rally Sunday at Hampshire College to protest the school's decision not to fly the flag in the center of the Amherst campus. Below left, campus police officers Kate Godfrey, left, and Matt Brown form a barrier around a Hampshire student, center, who sat in front of the school's sign while protesters were trying to take a photo there. Below right, Tricia Pancione of Granby sings during the protest. GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY Master of Ceremonies and Veteran Service Officer Steve Connor preparing before our Commander's Pasta Dinner/ Installation and Command Exchange Ceremony. VFW District 7 Auxiliary/ Post 8006 Veteran & Family Support Chairman offering information on programs and upcoming events at Soldier On in Leeds, MA.  
VFW District 7 Auxiliary Co-Chairman for Veteran & Family Support and Post 8006 Hospital Chairman Carlyjane Dunn Watson offering information on programs. (Left to right) Department of Massachusetts VFW Commander Eric Segundo Sr. District 7 Commander John Chadwick, Department of Massachusetts VFW Junior Vice Commander Jeffrey Najarian, Incoming Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa, outgoing Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz, incoming Post 754 Junior Vice Commander Brianna F. MacKinnon and Master of Ceremonies and Veterans Service Officer Steve Connor. VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. installing our new elected Post Officers: Commander Gamalier Rosa, Senior Vice Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz and Junior Vice Commander Brianna F. MacKinnon. VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. about to install our newly elected Post Officers. VFW State Commander Eric Segundo Sr. swearing in our incoming Post Officers for 2017-2018, Commander Gamalier Rosa, Senior Vice Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz and Junior Vice Commander Brianna F. MacKinnon. Commencing our Post Command Exchange Ceremony. Incoming Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa in the process of being sworn in as Commander. In the process of Post Command Exchange Ceremony from outgoing Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz to incoming Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa. Outgoing Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz surrendering Command through a flag exchange with VFW District 7 Commander John Chadwick, which then is handed to incoming Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa. Certificate presentation from new Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa to Past Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz for continuous service to our VFW Post 754 Earl J. Sanders and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.   Plaque presentation from new Post 754 Commander Gamalier Rosa to Past Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz for dedication and service to our VFW Post 754 Earl J. Sanders and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States from 2013 to 2017. (Left to right) VFW Post 754 Rob McAllister, Post 754 Junior Vice Commander/ Adjutant Brianna F. MacKinnon and Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez Ortiz. Amherst public safety personnel gathered outside the VFW before the Memorial Day ceremony began. Diane Lederman/The Republican Amherst police Capt. Jennifer Gundersen and her two children, Noah, 7, and Hannah 5 1/2 outside the Amherst VFW, while American Legion Post 148 member stands to the right. State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose, D-Amherst and Central Hampshire Veterans Service Director Steven Connor. Amherst Regional High School Junior Doug Eveleigh sings the National Anthem to open the Memorial Day ceremonies in Amherst. Diane Lederman/The Republican Amherst police Capt. Jennifer Gundersen and her two children, Noah, 7, and Hannah 5 1/2 talk to Town Manager Paul Bockelman before the start of the Memorial Day ceremony. Diane Lederman/The Republican (Left to right) Post 754 Member Richard Davis, Post 754 Senior Vice Commander Gamalier Rosa, Post 754 Commander Victor Nunez-Ortiz and Vietnam Veteran Phillip Osbourne.  Springfield VFW Post 7352 Auxiliary. Parmesan-garlic oven roasted potatoes Pulled pork Our District 7/Post Commander Gam Rosa visiting and installing new Members at the Pat Ledoux VFW Post 9397 in Hampden, MA. Our District 7/Post Commander Gam Rosa visiting and installing new Members at the Pat Ledoux VFW Post 9397 in Hampden, MA. Our District 7/Post Commander Gam Rosa visiting and installing new Members at the Pat Ledoux VFW Post 9397 in Hampden, MA. Our District 7/Post Commander Gam Rosa visiting and installing new Members at the Pat Ledoux VFW Post 9397 in Hampden, MA. VFW Post 3236 Commander Paul Crzan, PSC Eric Segundo, VOD State Winner Matthew Tibbitts, PDC Christine Bassett and District 7 Commander Gam Rosa at the Department of Massachusetts VFW and Auxiliary State Awards Banquet on Sunday, January 27th 2019 in Leominster, MA. New Member Induction Ceremony for VFW Post 801 in Holyoke, MA. Internment Ceremony MIA US Army Pilot 1LT Allen R. Turner District 7 Adjutant Troy Henke, District 7 Auxiliary President Carlyjane Watson and District 7 Commander Gam Rosa. Matthew Tibbitts, Massachusetts VFW Voice of Democracy Winner Teacher's Awards Voice Of Democracy Teacher's Award District 7 Teachers Awards Contestants