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Revitalization effort set for New Hampshire

Military veterans in and around the Concord area are invited next week for special service sessions at Concord American Legion Post 21, 7 Perley St., Concord, as part of a membership revitalization effort in the area. National and department teams from The American Legion will be in town to discuss veterans benefits and service to the community.

Officers and staff members from National Headquarters and the Department of New Hampshire headquarters, along with local post members, will be in town to kick off the community and veteran service campaign. 

All wartime veterans in this area are invited to the post to learn more about The American Legion and veteran benefits.  Membership and veteran information staff will be available on Jan. 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  An American Legion service officer will be available Jan. 30 during the service sessions to aid all area veterans with claims or other veteran-related questions during these times.     

Additionally, the Veteran Mobile Center will be at Post 21 on Jan. 28 and at the following locations the remainder of the week:
• Jan. 29, 2-6 p.m. – Post 81, 169 Bound Tree Rd., Contoocook;
• Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Post 59, 538 W. Main St., Hillsboro
• Jan. 31, 2-6 p.m. – Post 31, 11 Charles St., Penacook; and
• Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Post 28, 3 Glass St., Suncook     

“The Concord and surrounding areas are an ideal place to strengthen partnerships between the veterans and the community,” said Ken Maynard, commander of the Department of New Hampshire. “The people here care about their community and practice good citizenship every day.  Now, wartime veterans have a special place from which they can make a difference.”

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