Calendar of Events

Below is a calendar of veteran- and military-related events and holidays for 2020. If you would like to have an event added, please contact the Westport Veterans' Service Officer, Carol Freitas, at 508-636-1028.

Please note that veteran organization meetings are for members only, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in joining one of these organizations, contact Carol Freitas to be put in touch with the appropriate person. Listed below the organization's acronyms are defined:

          $ - There is a cost associated with this event

March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

March 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

In Country: A Tour of Duty during the Vietnam War Program, 1 - 4 PM, Lafayette-Durfee House, 94 Cherry St, Fall River

2

3

Navy Reserve birthday

4

5

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

 

Seabee birthday

6

7

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

8

9

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

10

11

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

12

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

13

K9 Veterans Day

14

15

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

 

American Legion birthday

16

17

18

19

20

21

$ American Legion Post 1 Fundraiser, 1 - 5 PM, Moose Lodge, 119 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford

22

$ Men Can Cook fundraiser for VVA 207, 2 PM, Liberal Club, 20 Star St., Fall River

23

24

25

Medal of Honor Day

26

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

27

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, Fall River City Hall 1 PM

 

Vietnam War Veterans Pinning Ceremony, New Bedford Vet Center, 73 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, 1 PM RSVP to 508-999-6920

28

29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

30

Vietnam Veterans Day Parade, Boston City Hall to State House, Boston, 11:15

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2020

Month of the Military Child

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

1

2

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

3

4

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

5

Gold Star Spouses' Day

6

7

8

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

9

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

 

National Former POW Recognition Day

10

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

 

AL 145 Poppy Drive, Shaw's Fall River

11

AL 145 Poppy Drive, Shaw's Fall River

12

Easter

13

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

14

Air Force Reserve birthday

15

16

17

18

VVA 207 Clover Drive, Lee's Market, Westport, 8:30-4:30

19

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

20

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

21

22

23

Army Reserve Birthday

24

25

$ Murder Mystery Dinner Show Fundraiser, American Legion Post 40, Plymouth

6:30

26

2020 Boston Rally for Carry the Load

10:30 AM - 3 PM, Bunker Hill Monument, Boston (registration required)

27

28

29

30

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

 

National Military Brats Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2020

Month of the Military Caregiver & National Military Appreciation Month

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

1

Silver Star Service Banner Day

2

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

3

Project Healing Waters Meat Pie Dinner fundraiser, 11 AM - 3 PM, VFW Post 5392, 134 Shove Street, Tiverton, RI

4

5

6

7

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

8

Victory in Europe (V-E) Day

 

Military Spouse Appreciation day

9

Armed Forces Week (5/9-5/17)

10

11

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

12

13

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

 

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

14

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

15

16

VVA 207 Clover Drive, Shaw's Dartmouth 8:30-4:30

 

Cemetery flagging

 

Armed Forces Day

17

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM


Memorial Day Service, Lady of Grace Church, Westport, 10 AM

18

19

20

21

22

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Walmart 9-5

 

VVA 207Civil War Memorial Ceremony, Oak Grove Cemetery, FR, 10 AM

23

Westport wreath laying ceremonies, starts at American Legion, 8 AM

24

25

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

 

Memorial Day

 

Westport Parade, Town Hall to Beech Grove Cemetery, 10 AM followed by refreshments at the Town Hall Annex

 

VVA 207 Westport Parade 10 AM; Battleship Fall River 1:30; Kennedy Park, FR 2 PM

26

27

28

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1

2

3

4

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

5

6

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

 

D-Day

7

Fall River Young Marines 5th Annual Bike Run/Family Fun Day 10 AM - 4 PM The Liberal Club, 20 Star Street, Fall River

8

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

9

10

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

11

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

12

Women Veterans Day

 

MA Women Veterans' Appreciation Day, MA State House

13

14

Army Birthday

 

Flag Day

15

16

17

18

19

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Wal-Mart 9-5

20

21

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

22

23

Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

24

25

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

26

27

VVA 207 Clover Drive, Lee's, 8-4

 

PTSD Awareness Day

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

1

2

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

 

July 4th celebration with 215th Army Band, 7-9 PM, Foxboro Common, 1 Cocasset St, Foxboro

3

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

 

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Lee's 9-5

4

Independence Day

 

Westport parade

5

6

7

8

9

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

 

10

11

12

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Shaw's 9-5

13

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Market Basket 9-5

26

27

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

28

29

Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

 

Air Force Day

2

3

4

Coast Guard Day

5

6

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

7

Purple Heart Day

8

VFW 8502 Poppy Drive, Stop & Shop, 9-5

9

10

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

 

U.S. Department of Defense Birthday

11

12

13

14

15

16

National Airborne Day

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

1

2

Victory over Japan (V-J) Day

3

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

4

5

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

6

7

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

8

9

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

10

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

11

Patriot Day

12

VVA 207 car show for Vietnam Wall, BCC, Fall River

13

14

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

15

16

17

18

VVA 207 MIA/POW Day, Fall River City Hall 1 PM

 

Air Force Birthday

 

Air National Guard Birthday

 

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

19

20

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

21

22

23

24

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

25

26

VVA 207 Seabee’s Ceremony, White’s, 8:30 AM

27

Gold Star Mothers’ Day

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

1

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

2

3

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

4

5

6

7

8

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

9

10

11

12

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

13

Navy Birthday

 

Ms. Veteran America Pageant

14

VVA 207 monthly meeting 6 PM

15

16

17

18

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

Day of the Deployed

27

Navy Day

28

29

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020

National Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month, & National Family Caregivers Month

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

5

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

6

7

VVA 207 Clover Drive, Lee’s Market, 8:30 - 4:30

 

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

8

9

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

10

Marine Corps Birthday

11

Westport Veterans Day Ceremony 10 AM

 

Veterans Day

12

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

13

14

15

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

27

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

28

29

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2020

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

1

Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

2

3

AL 145 monthly meeting 10 AM

4

5

MCL 1285 monthly meeting 10 AM

6

7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8

9

VVA 207 monthly meeting 5:30 PM

10

MCL 1399 monthly meeting 7 PM

11

12

13

U.S. National Guard Birthday

14

Westport VSO at Council on Aging

9 - 10 AM

15

16

17

Project Healing Waters meeting 5:30 PM, VABC

18

19

Wreaths Across America Day

20

VFW 8502 monthly meeting 9:30 AM

21

22

23

24

Westport Town offices closed at noon for holiday

25

Westport Town offices closed for holiday

26

27

28

29

30

31

Westport Town offices closed at noon for holiday