Today The Mother of Stephen Fortunato Betty Crawford along with members of Th Beverly Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 remembered and presented Betty Crawford flowers as we remembered the ultimate sacrifice that Stephen paid. Listed below in the back row left to right: John Curran Greg Leonard Jack ( JB) Mcguirk Paul Lantz (… Continue Reading →
September 16, 2022 POW/Mia day Please remember all these Prisoners of War and Missing in Action on this day. The Members of the Beverly Veterans Council and Beverly Vietnam veterans will never forget these brave men and woman.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 IS POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY, PLEASE REMEBER ALL THOSE WHO TODAY ARE STILL MISSING IN ACTION OR ARE STILL PRISONERS OF WAR . MEMBERS OF THE BEVERLY VETERANS COUNCIL AND BEVERLY VIETNAM VETERANS WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS WE DO AT EACH MEETING.
With Fall on the way the Beverly Vietnam Veterans, VFW and Veterans Council will be working on doing more for our veterans. If you like to join us send us an e-mail at either firstname.lastname@example.org for ( Beverly Vietnam Veterans) or email@example.com ( Fortunato VFW 545 Beverly) You can also contact the City of Beverly… Continue Reading →
Now the we are slowly coming to the end of the summer prof 2022, the Beverly Vietnam Veterans will be hosting an end of year cookout for all it’s members and family. It has been a good summer with many activities, major fund raisers and monthly gathering’s. We are still waiting on the walk way… Continue Reading →
THANKS TO. THE BEVERLY COUNCIL, VFW, Beverly Vietnam Veterans, Todd Rotondo, City of Beverly David perininchief, Cory, Paulette, Chuck Clark and Jan Perce. I know there are more but being in HospitaL during this time I know there was lot of help. There was plenty of food for everyone and those I spoke to said… Continue Reading →
As part of Beverly Homecoming the Beverly Veterans Council along with the all the Veterans organizations will be hosting a Veterans cookout free to all Veterans and there family as part of homecoming week on August 5th from 4 to 7 PM at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square. Additional details and menu will… Continue Reading →
Come out and make a donation at either Stop and Shop. Shaw’s or Henrys as we support our scholarship program to help BHS ROTC and North Shore Community College students. Each year we selected students to receive scholarships. We have to thank all those Veterans who send time collecting for this great cause, Below are… Continue Reading →
Placing of Flag for Memorial Day May 28, 2022 Thanks to all who turned out today to place flags at N. Beverly Cemetery.
The Parade and Program this year were held on May 22rd, 2022 with placing of the wreaths , firing the Cannon, and Music by the Italian National Band . Flags were placed all week at the cemetery’s. Programs and Parade were held in Beverly Farms at 9:00 AM and Downtown at 2:00 PM. A thanks… Continue Reading →
See the attached flyer as we remember Harvey Calicuhman
Minutes of the Veterans of Fortunato Veterans of Foreign wars Post 545
THE NEW SIGN HAS NOW BEEN INSTALLED WITH THE NAME OF THE PLAZA, WHICH IS BEVERLY VIETNAM VETERANS PLAZA AT ONE ELLIS SQUARE. THANKS TO THE CITY OF BEVERLY, AND ESPECIALLY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS MIKE COLLINS.
Beverly, Ma. 01915 We are always looking for new Members, it is the Fortunato Post VFW that is active with assisting and helping Veterans, we provide scholarships to both Beverly High School ROTC and North Shore Community College Veterans. We are looking for Veterans who served overseas, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Granada and our newest Veterans… Continue Reading →
The Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 will be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Day, we will celebrate this on MARCH 27th ( SUNDAY ) starting at 10:00 AM at he Memorial at Beverly Hospital. Followed by a program at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square at 11:00. All are welcome to attend, see the… Continue Reading →
Elements Care provides complete Medical Care and social supports for people age 55+ who have healthcare needs. in Beverly and surrounding North Shore area. . The Beverly location is located in the 100 building of Cummings Center # 166D it can be accessed from the New Batch Street Entrance. See the attached flyer and contact… Continue Reading →
A Big crowd turned out to watch the Santa/Holiday Parade, and along with the Elks and Elks Veterans Committee, Patriot Riders, Beverly Vietnam Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, American Legion Post 331 and American Legion Post 46 Beverly Farms, and Vittori Rocci Post participated this year not only on motorcycles, but a Trolly… Continue Reading →
Wreaths Across America The Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, will again be placing wreaths at the Veterans Sections of Central and N. Beverly, we wish we could do all the graves but we would have to have over 3500 wreaths. By placing wreaths at the designated Veterans Sections at Central and N. Beverly… Continue Reading →
The Beverly Holiday/Santa Parade will take place on Sunday November 28th at 1:00 PM, all assemble at Beverly High School. All should be at the High School parking lot by 12:30PM . All Veterans are invited to ride the Trolly in the Parade. The combined forces of Beverly/Salem Elks # 1309 and there veterans Committee… Continue Reading →
Placing of wreath and ceremony at Beverly Hospital Vietnam Veterans Memorial by the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 and local Veterans Organizations, which included The Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, Vittori Rocci Post 56, American Legion Post 46 Beverly Farms and Herman A Spear Post 331, Beverly…. Continue Reading →
The Beverly Veterans Council, along with Veterans Agent David Perinchief will be hosting this years Veterans Day Program at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square on Thursday November 11th at 11:00 SHARP. All are invited to attend this honor we pay to all of out veterans.
Sgt. Maj. Oswald and the Beverly High School ROTC will be hosting a Veterans Day Program at the Field House on November 13th at 6:30 PM. Speaker will be the Commanding Officer from the USS Constitution. All are invited to attend.
Today we honored Gold Start Mother Betty Crawford the Mother of Stephen Fortunato who was killed in action on October 14, 2008 while serving in Afghanistan. The Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 in Beverly for which the post was named for all 4men served in the Military. A floral arrangement and… Continue Reading →
The Beverly High School ROTC cadets with the Senior Marine instructor Ken Oswald, held a remembrance for POW/MIA Day at Beverly Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square this AM. Many members of the Veterans Community and local citizens and City officials came out for the days program.
This past week September 8, 2021 Beverly High School with the work of ROTC instructors Ken Oswald and Derrick Wise hosted Meal of Honor recipient Thomas Norris a Navy Seal and retired FBI agent. Norris spoke to the members of Beverly High School and many veterans at the school auditorium. Arriving by Blackhawk Helicopter was… Continue Reading →
VETERANS AND FAMILY COOK OUT AS PART OF BEVERLY HOMECOMING. 2021 Finally after a month long month of July with days and days of rain, the Veterans and family cookout which was held on August 6th from 4 PM to 7:00 PM at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza at One Ellis Square. A good crowd came… Continue Reading →
A special thanks go out to the Endicott College Veterans Club for there donation to the Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545. The presentation was give on July 22nd, 2021 at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square by the students and school advisor. Members of the Fortunato Post 545 were present for the… Continue Reading →
Harvey L. Calichman Harvey L. Calichman, grew up in Revere, and attended Revere High School, After graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Navy, he was a Vietnam Veteran and after receiving his honorable discharge he received his bachelors from North East University and his masters from Maria College. He was a Sgt in the Boston… Continue Reading →
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PRESENTATION FOF 2021 The Members of the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 and Fortunato VFW Post 545 in Beverly, Ma. awarded 5 scholarships to students from both Beverly High School JRROTC and North Shore Community College. The rain help off as we opened the program with the pledge of Allegiance, and opening… Continue Reading →
With this past week of rain now for 4 days, the members of the Beverly Vietnam Veterans, Veterans pf Foreign Wars Post 545, American Legion Post 46 Beverly Farms, American Legion Post 331 Herman A Spear Post , braved all the rain along with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, ROTC, Beverly Schools students, and local… Continue Reading →
Again this year the members for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Beverly Vietnam Veterans, Post 46 American Legion, Post 331 Herman A Spear Post, all the Scouts, Students, and local citizens with the members of the Beverly Veterans Council placed over 3500 American Flags at the graves of all our Veterans.
Again for the second year, due to Corvid we will not be having a Memorial Day Parade but will gather at Lynch Park here in Beverly, on Memorial Day May 31st at 2:00 PM. All are invited to attend, proper distance and safety concerns for all. PLACING OF FLAGS FOR Memorial Day 2021 BEVERLY FARMS… Continue Reading →
Today March 29, 2021 we honor and remember all the Veterans of the Vietnam War. March 29 is a fitting choice for a day honoring Vietnam veterans. It was chosen to be observed in perpetuity as March 29, 1973 was the day United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished and also the day the last… Continue Reading →
Organized by Beverly residents, especially Jan Pierce and Terry Mailous. On a cold Sunday Beverly residents collected well over 45 new pairs of sneakers to be delivered to Chelsea Soldiers Home this past Sunday March 14th Below are some of the photos taken from that collection day A big thanks to Texas Roadhouse, Jay Lahey… Continue Reading →
Tonight February 8th, 2021 we had a Zoom meeting to discuss many issues that are relevant to the VFW and local Veterans. Our State Rep. Jerry Parisella, who is a member of our VFW updated all of us on Corvid-19 Vaccination. The Bedford VA Hospital is now taking appointments for Veterans 50 and older, call… Continue Reading →
The final edition to the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square is now on order, the Black Granite sign bill be 8′ in length and 20″ high and mark the entrance to the Park. It will also have a Black Granite walk way as you enter from Cabot Street. The QR code Plaque… Continue Reading →
Today December 19, 2020 members of the Scouts Troop 4 and may others placed wreaths at Central Cemetery and N. Beverly Cemetery for the Christmas Season. It was a very cold morning ( 15 degrees) but not a problem for young boys and girls. Each of the scouts placed a wreath and read their name… Continue Reading →
Robert Davis joined the 102nd Field Artillery Massachusetts National Guard on December 2, 1940 On August 7, 1944 he sailed to Europe arriving in Normandy September 7, 1944. He fought in battles and campaigns in France, Rhineland, Ardene and Central Europe He also served in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany , Austria and Czechosolvakia. In February 1945… Continue Reading →
CHRISTMAS 2020 Beverly Vietnam Veterans PLAZA @ 1 Ellis Square, CHRISTMAS 2020
A thanks to both the Pack 4 N. Beverly Cub Scouts and Mario and his Boy Scout Troop who took care of removing the flags from N.Beverly and Central Cemetery. This is one of the biggest 2 cemeteries to take care of. Also thanks to Cory Paulette, Chuck Clark, for all their hellcat the N.Beverly… Continue Reading →
This years with the Corvid -19 virus still waging a war against us all, we have decided to have just Veterans at the various Memorials as we place wreaths, and honor those both Living and those who gave their life. Veterans Day Program We will start the program on Wednesday Nov, 11, 2010 at 11:00… Continue Reading →
Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September which will be Sunday, September 27, 2020 this year. Gold Star Mother’s Day is intended to recognize and honor those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Members of The Fortunato Veterans o Foreign Wars Post 545 in… Continue Reading →
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION AND RULES FOR THE PATRIOT PEN CONTEST. THIS IS FOR GRADES 6 THROUGH 8, BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE ELLIGIBLE. THE FORTUNATO VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 545 IN BEVERLY, WILL AWARD THE LOCAL WINNER $ 100.00 AND SEND HIS OR HER NAME AND ESSAY OFF TO THE STATE… Continue Reading →
Thanks to the Spear Post American Legion Post 331 we will start having our monthly meetings again: The Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 will have their monthly meeting this Tuesday September 15th, at 6:30 PM in the upper hall, please be sure to wear your mask, There will be selected seating to keep… Continue Reading →
This has been a difficult year for all of us, but we were still able to award ( 5 ) $ 2000.00 each scholarships to deserving Beverly High School ROTC Students and North Shore Community College Veterans to continue their education. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING THE BEVERLY VIETNAM VETERANS OR FORTUNATO VETERANS OF… Continue Reading →
Our Federal Id and Non-Profit number I 04-6126840, if you wish to make a tax deductible donation Since the Corvid 19 virus, we have been unable to have a meeting now In 3 months, so we have put together a newsletter to keep everyone up to date of some of the happenings. Everyone who has… Continue Reading →
City of Beverly Memorial Day 2020
THIS WAS A TRYING TIME FOR ALL, AND ESPECIALLY THIS Memorial DAY WITH HE CORVID19 VIRUS. Members of the Beverly City Council, and the Veterans Organizations in Beverly spend many hours last week placing 3800 American Flags on the graves of those who died for our country. We also went around to many of the… Continue Reading →
On April 29, 2020 the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 lost one of our members, Kay Trefry. She was our only Woman Veteran and was always such a great lady, who was always there with us for all the events and gatherings. She will be missed by all and we send our condolence’s to… Continue Reading →
This year the Fortunato VFW post 545 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 here in Beverly. A Celebrations was to take place at the combined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545( VFW ) and the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Pst # 1 ( BVV ) but… Continue Reading →
The members of the Beverly Vietnam Veterans ( BVV ) will be out collecting for our Scholarship Program and funds to assist local Veterans. The fundraiser drive will start June 30 and continue each day through July 3rd. at the various grocery store locations throughout Beverly. Please come out and support us so we can… Continue Reading →
The Members of the Fortunato Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 545 will be out canning from May 17th through the 23rd of June throughout the City a various locations. This fundraiser is to help us with providing local Scholarships at Beverly High School and North Shore Community College. This is also to support the many… Continue Reading →
Thanks to one of our Beverly Vietnam Veterans and VFW Members here in Beverly, a great turn out came to support the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary. Leland McDonough planned the event and a great turn out from both the Beverly Vietnam Veterans ( BVV ) and Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 both in… Continue Reading →
THE PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28TH HAVE BOTH BEEN CANCELLED!!!!! PLEASE ALL STAY SAFE DURING THESE TIMES AND PLEASE CHECK IN ON ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BY PHONE TO SEE HOW THEY ARE ALL DOING AND IF ANY OF OUR VETERANS ARE IN NEED. Americans celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day annually on March 29 thanks to… Continue Reading →
The combined efforts of the American Legion District , Michael J. Cadigan Post 46 American Legion, Beverly Veterans Council, Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 help the annual Four Chaplain Sunday Program, which was the Seventy-Seventh year. Over 90 people attended the event at the Hastings House in… Continue Reading →
Fortunto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, Beverly, Ma. hold it’s monthly business meetings once a month on the second Saturday of each month at the Anchor Pub. It is a great turnout out and get together, breakfast is FREE! To our new Gulf War Veterans come and join us, we are not your usual… Continue Reading →
We wish to thank the North Shore Christian School, Beverly Campus 3rd and 4th grade, and Liz Macdavitt for all the help in removing the flags at North Beverly Cemetery on a cool and wet day. Amazing how fast this group was arable to remove over 500 flags!!!
We are please to announce that the Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, selected Lilly Noelle Glass as our winner, and her name was then sent on to State for future consideration. She was awarded $ 100.00 as our winner. Thanks to all who submitted an entry and be assured that each one was… Continue Reading →
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam, or who had service in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange, and may be entitled to service connection for any of the 14 conditions related to herbicide exposure. For… Continue Reading →
This years parade was to honor Veterans with former Mayor Bill Scanlon and his wife Louise as Grand Marshall. The day was dry but very cold, and the snow and rain held out for the Parade, which was one of the largest and a good crowd came out to enjoy the many Bands, Floats, Dancers,… Continue Reading →
Please join us as we honor our scholarship recipient’s, which will be chosen by our committee in April 2020. This year again we thank the Italian Community Center for there generous use of the hall. PROGRAM: SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM Cocktails 7:00 PM Hot and Cold Buffet 8:00 PM Scholarship Presentations Entertainment : Joe Amore Ticket… Continue Reading →
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Fortunato Post 545 (VFW ) in Beverly and the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1( BVV ) would like to wish all a great Thanksgiving and to remember those who are serving all over the world especially those in arms way. If there is a Veteran or Veterans family who… Continue Reading →
With the passing of Veterans Day and winter on the door stop, it is time to remove the flags that we had placed back for Memorial Day. The Staff and Students from the North Shore Christian School assisted myself in removing the flags from the N. Beverly Cemetery. Also thanks to Paul Weinberg and Sean… Continue Reading →
Members of the Beverly Veterans Council and Beverly Vietnam Veterans attended a ceremony at Ledgewood Facility on the campus of Beverly Hospital. Each of the 15 Veterans were given a Plaque with a certificate of Appreciation for there service. The Boy Scouts from Troop 4 handed out American Flag Pins. The program had an opening… Continue Reading →
This November 11,2019 at 11:00 Am, the City of Beverly’s Veterans, family, Citizens came together on a beautiful day to honor all Veterans on this Veterans Day. A large crowd came out for the program, with an opening of Bag Pipes playing, followed by the bells at the Church ringing out at 11 AM. This… Continue Reading →
The Members of he Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars Fortunato Post 545 ( VFW), American Legion Post 46 Post American Legion Post 331 and AMVETS Post # 56, gathered at the Memorial at Beverly Hospital with family and friends for a wreath placing ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at… Continue Reading →
The muring of Noevner 8th started off with a great program by the Beverly Middle School, they had interviewed 5 Veterans and presented a story of each one. Poems were read and a banner with many of the Beverly’s veterans were placed on the banner that ran the length of the stage. The Beverly High… Continue Reading →
A great breakfast was put together by the Beverly Council on Aging, Senior Center. Food was made available by Tod Rotondo at Cafe Salerno. The Beverly High School ROTC posted colors, and after breakfast a movie was shown for Veterans Day. Thanks to Maryann Holak and her staff for all he work putting this together.
On Wednesday at 8:30 Am, the students of the North Beverly Elementary School, came together for a wonderful Veterans Day program of dance, Poem’s singing. Thanks to all the Teachers, Principal and students for a worker morning. Centerville School A thanks to all the staff and Students and especially Caroline Gilligan for the wonderful cards… Continue Reading →
On November 5th, 2019 the Members of the Fortunato Veterans of Foreign wars Post 545 enjoyed a lunch at the Herrick House. A meal of steak or chicken with all the fixing was had by about 20 Veterans and residents of Herrick House. Our VFW Post 545 has a monthly coffee on the 4th Thursday… Continue Reading →
Veterans Day and the Dedication of the New Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Ellis Square took place on November 11th, 2018 at 11:00 AM. A large turn out came to observe Veterans Day and the unveiling of the new Sculpture and Plaques at the new Memorial. After the Veterans Day observance, the Dedication took place with… Continue Reading →
Please plan on attending this years Veterans Day Program which will be held at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at One Ellis Square. As always the program will start on November 11th at 11:00 AM. The day known as Armistice Day is commemorated every year on the 11th of November to mark the armicise signed between the… Continue Reading →
We named all our parties as Monsoon, due to most everyone of them having major rain storms. But this year is a perfect end of summer day, with temperatures in the 80’s, with. bright sun shine. Our host Cory and Maryjane Paulette and Chuck Clark put out a variety of food, Burgers, Dogs, Chicken, Steaks… Continue Reading →
On Saturday September 7, 2019, which started out as a cool, and overcast day for the Annual Harbor Fest at Glover Wharf in Beverly. The sun came out just in time for a great afternoon. Many vendors, music and magic show for the kids, Beverly Dive Team, Coast Guard of the Beverly Vietnam Veterans. Many… Continue Reading →
Thanks to all the membership ROTC Cadets who took tie out this past week to help with our Annual Poppy Drive. Again it was a success and we would like to thank the community for making donations. We also need to thank all the Store’s for allowing us the opportunity to collect at their business…. Continue Reading →
Scholarships were give to 4 students, 1 from Beverly High School ( Henrique Sousa, looking tom attend one of the following colleges, U Mass Boston, U Mass Lowell, U Mass Amherst, Merrimack or Endicott, excited by all schools. Derek Brennan at North Shore Community College and will transfer to Salem State University. Krystal Leach, attending… Continue Reading →
Members of Veterans Council for the first time participated in the Annual Holiday/Santa Parade in Beverly this past ( 2018) year. We had a 5 Ton Army truck all decorated, Members of the Beverly Veterans Council riding along in the back of the truck were Chuck Clark, Jerry Guilebbe, Cory Paulette Greg Leonard and Bill… Continue Reading →
Veterans Day 2018, was held on the 11th Month of the 11th Day of the 11th Hour. It also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The Veterans Day Program was opened by Veterans Agent David Perinchief, and at 11 am all the bells in the City of Beverly Churches rang… Continue Reading →
On a cool and windy day November 11th, 2018 Veterans Day was observed and followed by the dedication of the new Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A Large crowd turned out for both ceremonies and the program was started with bag pipes playing as the crowd was making its way to the ceremony. On the 11th Month,… Continue Reading →
A big thanks goes out to the Beverly High School, ROTC Program, Football Team, Band and Cheerleaders for providing a great day for local Veterans as we all entered the field and marched to midfield to participate in the Nation Anthem. It was a beautiful warm fall day and an honor to be part of… Continue Reading →
Misc Pictures from the Annual BVV and Vfw Scholarship Dinner dance at the Italian community Center this April 2018. $ 10,000.00 is scholarships were awarded to 5 deserving students.
On June 27th through July 3rd, the Members of the Beverly Vietnam Veterans will be out canning for our Annual scholarship Fund Raiser, this supports our Scholarship Programs for Beverly High School ROTC and North Shore Community College students, attending school as a freshman this coming fall semester. Please help us and the students out and make… Continue Reading →