Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Open Letter to Our Veterans

Since we became an independent country many years have come and gone, however, there is one constant that remains from the 1700’s through today. Our country has had many brave men and women volunteer to defend our country.
There was a movie produced about World War II, whose name I cannot recall, but at the end there is a line which rings true (even though the words are not an exact quote), “Where do we get these brave men and women to always step forward when the need arises?” These men and women come from all over our country and too many times are taken for granted. Men and women, who during times of war and peace, are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week and spend countless holidays, birthdays and special events away from their family and friends.
The pay is not great, but they continue to volunteer and many make it a career. They are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. We may not always agree in the wars and battles that we fight, but this should not deter us from the support we give to these men and women in uniform. It is through the sacrifice that they and the numerous individuals before them have made, which provides us with the freedoms we have to disagree and speak our objections.
While words cannot pay what we owe you and your families, we ‘thank you’ for your sacrifice. To the families who have lost loved ones, we offer our most heartfelt condolences. Many of us have never endured the pain you must feel, but our hearts hurt for your loss and wish we could help ease your pain. Let us never forget the people who did not make it home.
Remember those still serving in our prayers and never take for granted the sacrifices they make. In closing, one more time I would like to say…… THANK YOU!!!
Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire


Friday, August 31, 2018

Honor and Remember Flag Presentation to Deborah Crosby

"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, 
to be wounded,to be captured and even prepared to die, 
but I was not prepared to be abandoned."
Former POW Eugene "Red" McDaniel - 1967-1973
Please join the Northeast POW/MIA Network and New Hampshire Honor and Remember on Thursday, September 20, 2018 ~ @ 6:30pm PM. at Hesky Park, Meredith, New Hampshire for the presentation of the Honor and Remember Flag to Deborah Crosby, daughter of Lt.Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby. 
Deborah Crosby, whose father Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, it was June 1965. Deborah Crosby, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby’s remains were returned to his family last year.​
The weekly vigil will follow the flag presentation at 7:00 pm. All are invited to join us. 
Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW's who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIA's and the abundance of evidence that shows were left behind. The theme, "When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost" is still a fact and today with American soldiers, men and women, serving in harm's way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families.
Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability…Facts outweigh Opinions..The Vigil Continues.
Bob Jones - 677-7045
Meredith
Northeast POW/MIA Network



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Passing of Billy Hendon.

Sadly last night I learned that Billy Hendon passed. This was a great and amazing man who fought on behalf of the POW/MIA. Congress B. Hendon spent time with us here in NH during a Network Vigil and Freedom Ride..I remember when the President Don and I were taking him back to the Airport in Manchester and talking about everything we could think of, one question asked was, “ with all the info on both sides, whom are we to believe”? He stated, “ Nobody, study the evidence and find Out yourself “! Bob Sharing this from John Molloy.... He spent nearly 4 decades working intensively to bring American POWs home from Vietnam. He was the co author with Elizabeth Stewart of New York Times Best Seller: An Enormous Crime The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia. Billy also produced the following u tube video and his dedicated efforts caused him severe financial distress. Sacred Ground for America in Hanoi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luz1Hy2NFUQ We owe it to Billy to make every effort to get the sealed/classified records of the returned POWs opened so that we can obtain information on those who were abandoned and on the collaborators, like John McCain, who basks in the reputation of a hero/patriot when he is slime. Please remember Billy in your prayers. May Our Lord welcome Billy to his eternal rest where he shall be able to meet those whom he tried his utmost to rescue. John Molloy, OSJ Chairman National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Freedom Ride ~ 30th Anniversary of the weekly vigil and 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride

"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, 
to be wounded,to be captured and even prepared to die, 
but I was not prepared to be abandoned."
(Former POW Eugene "Red" McDaniel - Source: 
VVnW POW/MIA Page)
Join us for the NORTHEAST POW/MIA NETWORK VIGIL AND FREEDOM RIDE on JUNE 14, 2018 ~ THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM. the "Ride to the Rock" HESKY PARK MEREDITH
Numbers and Voices are important! This issue belongs to EVERYONE!
This is the 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride and the 30th Anniversary of the weekly Vigil.
Guest Speaker: Deborah Crosby, whose father Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, it was June 1965. Deborah Crosby, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby’s remains were returned to his family last year.​
Anyone riding should plan on being at Lowe's, 1407 Lake Shore Road in Gilford. Plan on being there by *5:45pm ~ we will be leaving the parking lot by 6:00pm with a state trooper escort down route 3 to "The Rock" Hesky Park.
IF YOU ARE NOT A RIDER ~ Please join us ~ you can arrive by vehicle by way of Route 106 N. There is plenty of parking and your voice is important!
As has been stated for the many years. Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability are still important.

Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW's who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIA's and the abundance of evidence that shows were left behind. The theme, "When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost" is still a fact and today with American soldiers, men and women, serving in harm's way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families.
Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability…Facts outweigh Opinions..The Vigil Continues.
Bob Jones - 677-7045
Meredith
Northeast POW/MIA Network



Trump must press for remains, news about American POWs from Korean War at summit, families say


From: Kathleen Shemeley <pow.mia.ctfmn@gmail.com>
Date: June 4, 2018 at 5:46:17 PM EDT
Dear Bob, 
Would probably be useful for families, activists and vets to add comments to this new Fox piece on POWs (some comments there now suggest this should NOT be a priority)
Here's the latest from Mark Sauter concerning the upcoming summit.

Kathy


Monday, April 30, 2018

Jerry Greenwood from the VetCenter to attend NH Freedom Ride

Jerry Greenwood from the VetCenter in White River Junction, Vermont will once again be joining us for the NH Freedom Ride.

Jerry will be at Hesky Park on June 14th and June 15th to support veterans and their families. Please take some time to stop by and say hello!