On behalf of Post Commander, Larry Bederian, we are pleased to announce that Franklin Post 3402 has recently been named an All State Post for the year 2020-21!
All State Posts are those that meet certain criteria throughout the VFW year, the biggest one is retaining 100% of the prior year membership count.
Additional requirements for All State status are running a Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen program for high school and middle school students, complying with VFW administrative requirements. and supporting the VFW mission and programs.
Franklin Post 3402 is a huge supporter of both VOD and PP as well as a frequent contributior to the State Commander's special project. the VFW National Home for Children, the Canton Hospital Christmas Party, the Veteran and Military Support programs, and many other.
Congratulations 2020-21 All State Commander Bederian and the membership of Franklin Post 3402!
We're looking for a handful (or more) of area veterans who are artists. Does this sound like you? Or do you know one? Maybe you don't consider yourself an artist, but you paint or sculpt? Drop us a line below.
Members of Post 3402 are still serving! The Post is one of about 30 in the state that is a designated collection point for individuals and businesses to donate PPE.
We've had 2 pick ups already. The National Guard has picked up these items and brought them to the MEMA warehouse where they are then distributed out to organizations in need of PPE.
To donate please click the link below and go to MEMA's website where you can offer your donation. They will provide you with a donor ID that you'll need when you schedule your drop off.
Have you heard of Honor Flight New England? They provide opportunities (at no cost to the veteran) for WWII and Korean War veterans to fly down to Washington, D.C. for the day and see the memorials to their wars. For more information and to apply or donate please visit their website by clicking below.
Did you see Channel 5's story on World War II veteran and Post 3402 Life Member Louis Carlucci? If not click below to watch it on YouTube!