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In this section you can find articles pertaining to our Post, including several from our presence in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and our Peaceful Demonstration of Freedom at Hampshire College. 


Amherst holds first-ever Salute to Veterans Breakfast

"As a way to mark Veterans Day, Jones, of Hadley, gave those gathered at Amherst’s first-ever Salute to Veterans Breakfast on Monday morning a history lesson in how the country was founded, emphasizing both the rights of citizenship, as well as the duties citizenship carries."


Latin Night for Veterans and Community

VFW Post 754 Latin Night Fundraisers


Pride, Honor & Respect Amongst Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Army Ranger Veteran and VFW Member Matthew Martin (48),road marched 8.8 Km from Warfighter DRT (Disaster Relief Team) Base Camp, Villas of Añasco to the Añasco Veterans Memorial.


WARFIGHTERS TO THE RESCUE

"Amid last year's hurricane season, and Afghanistan War Veteran created a group designed to provide disaster relief. Composed of VFW members and First Responders, Warfighter DRT has assisted in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico."


National and Massachusetts VFW Provide Hurricane Maria Relief to Puerto Rico

"In the fall of 2017, as the scale and scope of the damage from Hurricane Maria became apparent to Jose Santos-Alvarez, the Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 12064. He knew his community of Ponce and the entire island of Puerto Rico was in dire need of substantial assistance."


Massachusetts VFW Member Deployed to Puerto Rico for Three Months in Hurricane Maria Aftermath

The idyllic autumn weather in Amherst, Massachusetts mirrored the optimism of five college students returning to class. Gamalier Rosa did not share their enthusiasm as his sights turned to home.


VFW Disaster Assistance Tops $680,000

VFW swiftly rose to assist service members and veterans affected by string of natural disasters


Amherst honors those who served for ‘a greater cause’

AMHERST — Like many veterans of his era, Rob McAllister enlisted in the military out of anger shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, seeking to fulfill a desire to take action against injustice.


Amherst Memorial Day Parade cancelled Monday- ceremonies at VFW at 10

AMHERST - The annual Memorial Day Parade in Amherst has been cancelled because of the forecast of rain.


'Selfless service' a theme at Amherst Memorial Day ceremony

AMHERST -- More than a hundred public safety personnel, elected officials and scouts of all ages filled VFW Post 754 Monday for Memorial Day ceremonies held inside after the annual parade was canceled because of the threat of rain.


Memorial Day parade in Amherst on Monday leaves from town common to war memorial

AMHERST - The annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday as usual from the Town Common and wind its way from North Pleasant Street to Triangle Street for a ceremony at the War Memorial Pool.


177th FW Airman leads way as wing's first African-American female chaplain

ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. -- History was made at the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, Feb. 12, 2017, as U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Anita Morris was sworn in as the unit’s newest chaplain.


Local Veterans celebrate decision to fly American Flag

Leaders of the VFW Post 754 told 22 News that they have a reason to celebrate.


Veterans plan celebration instead of protest at Hampshire College

Hampshire College decided to once again fly the American flag. 22News spoke with local veterans, who said they have plans to celebrate.


Hampshire College flag protest: Victor A Nunez Ortiz

27 November 2016: New England residents come to the Hampshire College campus to protest the institution’s decision to suspend flying of the US flag. (They called their undertaking “Peaceful Demonstration of Freedom—Stand with Old Glory.”)


Amherst event a ‘small spark in the flame’ that burns for veterans

AMHERST — About 50 people gathered on the North Common in front of Town Hall Friday to commemorate Veterans Day and recognize the role that members of the armed forces play in preserving American democracy.


Nation’s troubled racial history recalled on Memorial Day in Amherst

America’s troubled racial history, along with remembering the sacrifices of military families, were the themes at the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.


Amherst town manager: Veterans are 'truly American heroes'

AMHERST — With sobering statistics about the large number of veterans who take their own lives or become homeless upon their return from active duty, Amherst Veterans Agent Steven Connor used Tuesday’s ceremony to ask those gathered on the North Common to go beyond thanking veterans by engaging them in conversations and genuine hospitality.


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Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings


Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Standard You Bear!


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Salutes LGBTQ+ Military Service to the Nation


The Cost of War


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags


Idaho Teacher Named 2022 VFW Teacher of the Year


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Applauds Navy for Decision to Name Future Ship After Hero


VFW Mourns the Passing of Allen 'Gunner' Kent


VFW Commends Senate for Reaching Deal on PACT Act


Winners of Publications Contest Announced


VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage


VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs


Kris Wright Honors Ron Hornaday Jr. and Veterans of Foreign Wars with Throwback Scheme for Darlington


VFW Kicks Off Inaugural Day of Service


VFW Applauds VA Recognizing Presumptive Conditions, Continues to Urge Passing of Toxic Exposure Bill


Jon Stewart, Other Veteran Advocates Join VFW in a 'Call on Congress' for PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Borinqueneers Day


VFW Opens Annual Youth Patriotic Scholarship Contests


VFW Commemorates End of Gulf War, Celebrates its Veterans


VFW Names 2022 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Action Alert: The Senate Must Pass the Honoring Our PACT Act


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Elects 20-year Army Veteran as Quartermaster General


VFW Joins Guitars 4 Vets in Reaching Veterans with Music


VFW to Host Virtual 2022 Parade of Winners


VFW-Supported Toxic Exposure Bill Passes in the House


VFW Calls on Congress to Pass Bills and Finally Address the Needs of Veterans


VFW to Deliver 2022 Priority Goals to Congress at US Capitol


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


TopCoat Signs on as Newest VFW Member Benefit


Join the Inaugural VFW Day of Service


Prominent VSOs Issue Independent Budget Recommendations for the VA


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Join VFW and Humana in the Fight Against Food Insecurity


VFW Demands Accountability, Transparency in Afghanistan War Investigation


Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


VFW Names Former Top Enlisted Service Member as National Ambassador


VFW Action Alert: Do the Right Thing for Guard and Reserve Members


Sport Clips Haircut's Record-Breaking $1.55M Donation Makes Education Goals a Reality for Hundreds of Veterans


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Together, VFW and Humana Provide More than 1 Million Meals in 2021


VFW Mourns the Passing of Past National Commander John Gwizdak


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