WELCOME TO VFW POST 29

VFW Post 29 Haverhill, MA

The Lorraine Post 29 was First Mustered In 25 January 1917. Over the past 100+ years we have been at the fore front of serving Veterans in our Community while also keeping their families close to heart. We are accepting new members who want to help continue this tradition for the next 100 years in Haverhill. Join Today! We meet monthly on the LAST Sunday of the month at 10am.
 
We strive to help our local Veterans and their families in accordance with Post regulations. Consider joining our ranks, find that comradeship you once had while on Active Duty. Looking to have someone's six? Need someone to watch yours? Find them here in our membership roster.
 
News Update: Our Post Building, located at 64 Kenoza Ave, has been sold.We have been invited by our friends at the AMVETS Post 147 hall to join them in their building on Primrose St. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for any updates as we get them. We have been in Haverhill for over 100 years now, and we do not plan on going away. Join today.
 
Web site sponsors are needed. If your business or organization wants to sponsor this webpage please contact us for details. Sponsorship includes your own webpage you get to edit 24/7. For details contact Keith at Cmd@vfw29.org.
 

All Monetary Donations are welcomed and accepted. No PayPal account required! Please click on the link below to get started. And Thank you for thinking of our local Veterans in need.




 
 

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Membership

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 

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Keep up-to-date on how the VFW is working to improve the quality of life for veterans, service members & their families and the community.

Post News

Important Info for Post29 Members

Loarrain Post 29 Building Sold.

The building on Kenoza Ave, that housed our Post for many years was sold in June of 2018. We are now at 576 Primrose St in Haverhill. Come on down. Check us out now!

Web Page Sponsors

Sponsorship of this webpage will allow us to help local Veterans within our community. Consider helping us and we will give you access to your own web page that you get to edit and control.

National News

Important info from National VFW

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VFW to Host Facebook Live Event with VA

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to team up with the U.S. Department of Vete...

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

Sponsor - VFW Post 29 Santa Parade

History of VFW Santa Parade.

The VFW Santa Parade was established in 1964 by the Veterans of Lorraine Post 29 VFW, located at 64 Kenoza Avenue in Haverhill, MA.  Led by the late John T. Sullivan, otherwise known as "Sully”, the annual VFW Santa Parade was created by forming partnerships with other marching bands and drum and bugle corps that were popular and plentiful in the era of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Sully and his dedicated team of Veterans would barter with other corps to participate in each other’s parades, and that was how it worked in the early years.  By 1985 the parade was faced with a serious challenge.  Its founder "Sully” had passed away –and the dedicated team of Veterans who had worked so closely alongside him over the years, including Cormick W. "Mac” Crosley, Post 29 Commander, and longtime treasurer, Walter G. Kalaus, united with newer members like Robert "Bob” Adams and Lyman "Tinker” Biggart, as well as the sons and daughters of VFW Post 29 members to decide the future of the VFW Santa Parade.  Also in attendance at this crucial meeting was Sully’s son, Thomas J. Sullivan, who expressed an interest in helping out.  Little did he know he would soon become the next Chairman, and would continue in this position for the next fifteen years.  He was joined by a growing team of volunteers, two of whom would become future Chairs of the parade.  Joan Cranton served as parade chair from 2001-2004 and Roland Plourde from 2005 to 2014.  Along with Peter McCarron, Raymond "Yaz” Jackson, Charles "Charlie” Paone, Gordon Stone, Richard "Dick” Willett, Miette Amy, David Cannata, and William "Bill” Biggart, the parade continued to grow and flourish for the next twenty-five years.  Today, the VFW Santa Parade Committee consists of the brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of VFW Post 29 Veterans, including our current Treasurer Sue (Crosley) Bergeron and Maureen (Crites) Cartier, Daniel Plourde, Jr., Heather Johns, along with Parade Chair Daniel P. Plourde, Sr., Vice-Chair Tom Sullivan and Secretary Jessica Plourde as well as a dedicated group of parade day volunteers.

Many changes have taken place over the past 54 years but the most challenging one has been the fundraising to support the annual parade.  Days of bartering with other drum and bugle corps has long passed, and for many years the parade has been funded solely through the support of individuals and businesses.  Since 1985 parade expenses have grown from $25,000 to about $45,000 this year.  Funds raised pay for marching band and major attraction expenses, and with between 15-20 bands and major attractions in the parade each year, the funds are spent wisely and with great deliberation amongst the parade committee volunteers.  That is why we need not only your support, but the support of everyone who values the single largest event and longest annual holiday tradition in the City of Haverhill—the VFW Santa Parade.

Take a moment to check out our website.  Included is important information about marching band and parade participation, including applications for both which can be downloaded online and returned to us via email to vfw29santaparade@gmail.com .

Or you can mail them to us at:

VFW Santa Parade 
PO BOX 5345
Bradford, MA, 01835

Please check out our donation page, too.  It features our Business Boosters Club, Family Boosters Club, and a Collection Drive during the parade itself on parade day—Sunday November 18th. Included on the website is a PayPal donation page for those of you who may wish to contribute via PayPal.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and most importantly, it’s greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your interest and support of the VFW Santa Parade in the City of Haverhill.