National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the United States September 21

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. 


War of the Revolution:
POW - 18,152 - MIA - 1,426
War of 1812: POW - 20,000 - MIA - 695
Mexican War: POW - 46 - MIA - 238
Indian Wars (US): POW - 339 -MIA - 11
Indian Wars (Native American): POW - 2,958 - MIA - 40
Civil War - Union: POW/MIA - 194,743
Civil War - Confederacy: POW/MIA - 214,865
Spanish-American War: POW - 8MIA - 72
World War I: POW/MIA - 7,470
World War II: POW - 124,079 - MIA - 30,314
Cold War Era: POW - Classified -MIA - 343
Korean War: POW - 7,140 - MIA - 8,025
Vietnam War: POW - 766 - MIA - 1,719
U.S.S. Pueblo: POW - 83
Grenada: MIA - 4
U.S.S. Stark: MIA - 1
Persian Gulf War: POWs - 29 -MIAs - 21
Somalia: POW - 6  MIA - 2
Yugoslavia: POWs - 3

October 2

OCTOBER 2 Morning Coffeehouse - Katherine Foresti - My HealtheVet Coordinator

Ms. Foresti will be speaking about the difference between an advanced account and a premium account and how the site can assist them in managing their health care.  She will give a demo of the My HealtheVet website and what it has to offer:  She will give an intro about the website and using the MHV test account and will show the 3 main sections that most Veterans use on a daily basis.  Make sure you are signed up for MyHealtheVet and she will validate your account.

OCTROBER 2 – Evening Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse - Kala Farnham at 7PM
Kala Farnham a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter hailing from the Quiet Corner of CT. Kala's signature songwriting has been described as a reinvention of the folk tradition made popular by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez: she has been praised for her classical undertones and playful dose Broadway theatricality onstage, and a lyricism that springs to life with creative storytelling, cultural references, and rich metaphor. Her first full-length studio album, "Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart", was nominated for "Best Americana Album" in RI's Motif Music Awards alongside a nomination for "Best Female Americana Vocalist". In 2015, she was selected to be an Official Showcase Artist in Folk Alliance International's SERFA Music Conference. October 2016 marked the release of her 2nd studio album, "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are" as well as another Motif nomination for Best Americana Album. Kala is an alumni of the 2017 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and the winner of the 2017 Rhode Island Songwriters Association Performing Songwriter Contest.
The evening Coffeehouse is open to all veterans and one guest and will be held at St. John's Lutherans Church, Danielson, CT

Wreaths Across America


2018 So Far

760 Wreaths Sponsored
8% to Goal
9,240 To Go!

QVCC Veterans day

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00

Please join us as we celebrate Veterans on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the QVCC Auditorium. Immediately following the ceremony will be the opening of the Veterans Connection Photo Exhibit in the Spirol Art Gallery.

Veterans Day Invitation 2018

If you are interested in purchasing an engraved brick for the "Veteran's Garden", contact Annie Hill at or call her at 860-932- 4114,

To allow enough time for installation in the Veterans Garden before this year’s dedication, the deadline for community members to submit requests for bricks is Friday, October 5, 2018.

“Be There”

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month...………………..….“Be There” Campaign- Suicide Prevention for Our Veterans 

We all can do something to help the Veterans in our lives. Even seemingly small actions can have a huge impact. Preventing suicide begins with your willingness to Be There......Start a Conversation!

GI Bill Transfer

Update on GI Bill Transfer Rules For Purple Heart Recipients

The DoD announced this past week that the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, signed a policy that allows Wounded Warrior Purple Heart recipients to transfer unused Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their dependents regardless of the number of years they have served.  This change is effective August 31, 2018.
The Secretary’s policy memorandum is attached, and may also be found on the DoD Issuances webpage at this link:
Secretary Mattis has been clear that we must recognize the sacrifices these service members have made.  This policy reflects the Department’s continuing commitment to our Wounded Warriors and their families.
All other laws and DoD policies concerning the transferability of unused Post-9/11 educational benefits remain in effect.  
For your reference, I have attached a DoD news release announcing this update.  (When published later today, this news release may be found here:

Vietnam moving wall

Chepachet, RI, November 1-5, 2018


Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall Coming to
Ponaganset High School,  Chepachet, RI 02814
November 1-5, 2018

Comrades forever …
“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years.