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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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Happy Birthday Army ... and to the Flag You Carry


New Study Links Cancers to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination


VFW Action Alert: Pass H.R. 8371


VFW Commemorates D-Day in Normandy on 80th Anniversary


VFW Kicks Off 125th Anniversary Commemoration


VFW Honors LGBTQ Veterans' Service to Nation


VFW Remembers Our Fallen


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation


VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day


VFW Expresses Concern Over Erroneous VA Bonuses


Cornerstone Caregiving Donates More than $100,000 to the VFW


Chief's Commentary: Aid for Allies Must Include Support for American Defenders


VFW Expresses Support for Free Speech, Not Violence on College Campuses


VFW Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Burger King Franchisees Give Back to Troops This May


National Publications Contest Winners Announced for 2023-24


VFW Honors the Nation's Gulf War Veterans


Country Music Superstar Joins VFW in Asking America to 'Return the Favor'


VFW Announces Third Annual Day of Service


VFW Honors National Vietnam War Veterans Day


New Course Spotlights '15 Things Veteran Service Officers Want You To Know'


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW National Commander Addresses SXSW Boycott over US Army Sponsorship


VFW Now Accepting Applications for its Annual Youth Scholarship Contests


Levin Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Calls on Congress to 'Meet the Challenge' for Veterans


VFW 2024 National Youth Scholarship Winners Named


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs


VFW Action Alert: Claim Sharks Are Illegal


VFW Washington Conference App Now Available


VFW Celebrates National Black History Month


VFW Expresses Condolences, Concerns for Troops in Middle East After Deadly Drone Attack


$1.3M Donated by Sport Clips Haircuts for VFW Help A Hero Scholarships for Veterans


VFW Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Season's Greetings from the VFW


Happy Birthday, Space Force!


VFW Director Receives Department of Defense Patriot Award


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Service


VFW Honors America's Iraq War Veterans


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now


Thankful for the Life We Live


Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform


Happy Birthday, Marines!


VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay


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