The Commander's Corner
American Legion Post 35 is gearing up for another busy season this year!
We are looking forward to the local school assemblies on Friday, May 27. It is always enjoyable to interact with our young people as they thank our veterans for their service. Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, is a very busy day, as usual. Uniform of the day is the standard Legion dress uniform, as like last year, the Hampton parade will start at 11:30 AM. This gives us a little more time to get back from the North Hampton ceremony and get set up for the Hampton parade and ceremony.
Our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on June 3, at the Breakfast Hill Golf Club. The last two have been very well received, and we look forward to another successful outing this year. Don’t miss out! We are still looking for more sponsors and golfers!
This year, we won’t be working at the Hampton Falls concert series. Instead, we have been asked to provide the concessions for swap meets to be held one Sunday a month at the New England Dragway in Epping. We participated in one so far in April, and the results were promising! In addition, we will be selling concessions at Cruise Nights at the Dragway and Wayne's Auto Body.
Our signature event of the season will be our 9th annual Wounded Warrior "Hit the Beach" program, to be held at North Beach on Friday, August 26. Run by Past Commander Ralph Fatello, we had the largest participation ever last year, and we are hoping to do even better this year.
We also have a new series of events for fund raising. Post 35 is now the hosting charity for several charitable gaming nights at Ocean Gaming at Hampton Beach. Some of each day's proceeds are donated to the Post, so try to make an effort to stop by, and if you don't want to try your luck at gambling, you can always get a meal and a beverage there!
I addressed the Hampton Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting, and I told them of all we have accomplished over the past year. Their response was overwhelmingly positive! Post 35 is truly an important asset in the community!
We have always joked that we are the "little Post on the coast". Well, we have just exceeded our membership goals for the 8th year in a row, and after doing a little research, I have found out that out of 100 American Legion Posts in NH, Post 35 is the 9th largest! And growing! We are a Post that veterans want to belong to, so tell your friends and neighbors.
Your actions throughout the year enhance the fine reputation the Post enjoys on the Seacoast and throughout New Hampshire. It is an honor for me, and my fellow officers of the Post to be associated with such a great group of veterans!
We hope to see many of you at one of our many upcoming events!
Post 35 Legion Hall
Post 35 is nestled in the quiet, seacoast town of Hampton, New Hampshire and located at 69 High Street. The building boasts two floors containing a main meeting and event hall as well as an event hall including a small stage on the second floor.
The Hamptons, American Legion Post 35
69 High Street
Hampton, New Hampshire 03842