Salem Community Patriot 12 - May 27, 2011
Woman’s Club Fundraiser Benefits Veterans ‘Honor Flight’
by Robyn Hatch After a trip to Washington, DC, last year, Phyllis
Marchulaitis of Salem got hooked on “Honor Flight” and the positive effects it brings about for the soldiers. After much soul-searching and hunting for an organization to help, Marchulaitis was able to put on huge fundraiser sponsored by the Woman’s Club in Salem at the Centerpoint Church. With much advertising and work, this group was able to collect enough money to be
able to send four more veterans on an Honor Flight Trip, at no cost to the soldiers. Honor Flight is an independent non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Through generous donations, the heroes are transported to Washington, DC, to visit and reflect at their respective memorials. This is a very touching moment.
Donations Made to Salemhaven
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 President, Pat Casaletto; Community Liaison for Salemhaven, Stephanie Micklon;
American Legion Adjant, Emrico Casaletto; and Kiwanis of Salem NH President Elect Wilfred E. Bamford and his wife Gertrud Bamford unveil the new entertainment center donated by the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Kiwanis, and Russ Ingram. Te American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary donated the fireplace and entertainment cabinet. Te Kiwanis Club donated the 55-inch television and surround-sound system, and Russ Ingram donated the funds for the hearth surround that the fireplace sits on.
Saluting the Stars and Stripes in Honor of Memorial Day
Phyllis Marchulaitis, organizer of project, with the Woman’s Club Warde Celebrates Nursing Home Week
submitted by Warde Health Center National Nursing Home Week was full of activities and events every day at Warde Health Center.
Events included an Irish Day with the Dedication of the “Dublin Deck” with a Family Cocktail party, an Employee Appreciation dinner with a “Night of Comedy Show, a Mexican Day, a “Thank You Breakfast” for the Community, and a Hawaiian Luau to close out the week.
submitted by Flag Manufacturers Association of America The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) hopes that all Americans will join them in displaying the flag of our country in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms while in service to our country. Flying the American flag would not only be an expression of gratitude and respect for those who died, but also show support for the men and women who are continuing now to fight to keep our country safe. In observance of Memorial Day, FMAA recommends that all US citizens: • Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon. For U.S. flags displayed on a short staff or for indoor flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff, tie a black bow above the full-staffed U.S. flag.
• Fly the “POW/MIA” flag as well. • Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
• Visit memorials and take part in services sponsored by veterans.
• Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 p.m. Take a few moments to reflect on the true meaning of the day and be mindful of the sacrifices of others in defense of our nation.
• Make a pledge to aid those families affected by
our fallen heroes, and to aid disabled veterans. The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised quickly to the top of the flag pole. At the end of the day, the flag should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously for the day. With Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day all within a few short weeks of each other, summer is prime time for flying your flag. Before hanging your flag, FMAA encourages all citizens to be sure it truly is an American-made flag. U.S. law requires every flag be labeled with its “Country of Origin.” Those designated “Made in the USA” may be true to their name. However, only those bearing the FMAA Certification seal are guaranteed to adhere to the standards and continued compliance as monitored by a professional association and its domestic members. The Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States. For more information on the Flag Manufacturers Association of America, visit our Website at www. fmaa-usa.com
Citizens Bank Presents High School Achievement Awards to NH
Citizens Bank has presented $47,000 in High
School Achievement Awards to 47 graduating seniors from high schools across New Hampshire. The Citizens Bank High School Achievement
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There is no other time in life when customer service becomes as important as the day you begin to face the changing needs of an aging parent or loved one. That’s how Richard Robidoux felt about looking for answers when his mother, Priscilla, needed him the most.
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in New Hampshire communities where Citizens Bank has a branch presence. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation administers the scholarship program and selects award recipients based on defined criteria, including financial need, academic merit, and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities, and work experience.
“These students deserve to be honored for their achievements,” said Joseph Carelli, president of Citizens Bank, New Hampshire. “We are pleased to provide financial assistance to New Hampshire students aspiring to further their education. Particularly with rising costs of education, we hope this award of $1,000 each will help offset some of their college expenses.” Students from the following
schools in the Southern Region were awarded $1,000 each: High School Achievement
Awards were awarded to Richard Rafferty, Campbell High School (Litchfield); Sarah Condon, Alvirne High School (Hudson); Cherie Filistowicz, Pelham High School; and Stephanie Cabral, Salem High School.
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