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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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Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need


VFW to Host #StillServing Celebration July 20-24


Virginia VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


2020 VFW Scout of the Year Winners Named


VFW Stands for Equality, Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial


VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day


2020 National Publications Contest Winners Named


Ace Hardware, VFW Honor Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs


VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions


VFW Cancels Reno National Convention


VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review


VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


#StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Call Out for Post and Department Stories


VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership


VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans


Scam Reminder


VFW Mobilizing, Combating Effects of Invisible Enemy


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