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Beverly Vietnam Veterans and Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 Scholarship’s for 2020.

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 →

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 →

A Sad Day for our Membership

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 →

Vietnam Veterans Day 2020


Four Chaplain Sunday February 2, 2020.

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 →

Removing Flags

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!!!

Beverly Holiday/Santa Parade 2019

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 →

Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 and Fortunato Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 545 will be hosting our combined Scholarship Dinner Dance May 2nd, 2020

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 →

Removing American Flags from Veterans Graves

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 →

Veterans Day Program at Ledgewood 2019

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 →

Veterans Day November 11th, 2019

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 →

Veterans Day Program at the Senior Center

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.

Veterans Program N. Beverly School

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 →

Veterans Programs 2019

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 2019

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 →

Monsoon Party 2019

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 →

2019 Annual Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post # 1 and Fortunato Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545 held another successful Scholarship night this past May 4th at the Italian Community Center.

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 →

Veterans and the Holiday/Santa Parade 2019

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 →


 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 →

Memorial Day in the Beverly 2019

  Memorial Day is May 27th, with a morning Parade in the Farms at 9:00 AM and then again in the afternoon Parade at 2:00 PM. Again with the assistance of David Perinchief, the City’s Veterans agent, local Veterans Organizations, Scouts, ROTC, Elks and Citizens a day in which we remembered all those who gave… Continue Reading →

Annual Scholarship Dinner & Dance 2018

Join  us for this years Scholarship Dinner Dance,Please come out and support our annual scholarship dinner dance!! Great food, music, and awards to local students. When: Saturday, May 4th 2019 Where: Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915 SCHEDULE: 6:00pm – Coctails & getting to know one another 7:00pm – Hot and cold… Continue Reading →


Click Here to download form   To have a brink placed at the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Beverly Hospital, please see the attached form. Completed applications can be send to the address on the form or e-mailed to Jack McGuirk at  Click on MEMORIAL BRINK FORM FOR INFORMATION and you can print all… Continue Reading →

Annual Beverly Vietnam Veterans Fundraiser

Our Annual Beverly Vietnam Veterans Fund raiser will take place June 28th through July 3rd throughout the City of Beverly. Our Veterans will be out at various stores asking for your donations to support our Local Scholarship Programs, Veterans Programs. All proceeds stay right here in Beverly to support local students and veterans. We will… Continue Reading →

Beverly Veterans Find Camaraderie at Weekly Socials

June 27, 2017 Since November 2015, local veterans and their families have been gathering for weekly socials at the Vittori-Rocci Post on Brimbal Avenue in Beverly. At the beginning, says program organizer Tony Russo, a Beverly native and U.S. Navy veteran, there was only a handful of participants. Now, 15 or more people show up… Continue Reading →