Many local Veterans continue to give countless hours to community

Posted 10 November 2021 at 7:49 am


On Thursday, November 11th, we commemorate all Veterans and their service in defense of the United States.

For those active with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, Navy Club, and so many other organizations our service does not end there. In fact, most of the public does not see the hard work and commitment to serve that local Veterans frequently exhibit. This includes our valued Auxiliary members.

For example, a group of Orleans County Veterans have served as the Honor Guard at nearly 100 military funerals this year, including a weekly presence at the new National Cemetery in Pembroke.

Local Veterans raise funds to purchase flags and markers for the graves of our deceased Veterans. We support scholarships for local high school students and financially assist numerous other non-profits.

Yet, membership in Veteran focused organizations is decreasing and with it the capability to serve. If you are a Veteran, please consider joining an organization such as those listed above.  Your service is still necessary and helps ensure Veterans are recognized in the coming years.


Matt Passarell


VFW Strickland Post 4635

Kevin Christy


American Legion Sheret Post 35