Golf cart to make visits to veterans cemetery easier
Veterans service organizations have donated a golf cart, dubbed the Vetmobile, for the cemetery to provide rides to those who can't easily walk to their loved ones' graves.
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association's Chapter 5-1 quickly offered to fund the purchase, and North Country Golf Cart of Bow was on board to deliver the Vetmobile at a "bargain price," Burdett said.
Burdett said the golf cart officially was donated to the New Hampshire Cemetery Association, which in turn gave it to the state of New Hampshire; the Governor and Executive Council accepted the gift.
"They don't even have to get out of the cart at the other end if they don't want to. The point is now, instead of looking out across 100 yards of green grass, they can go right to the site, have their moments and then be carried back to their car."
Mike Farinola of the CVMA said the idea was "a no-brainer" for his group, which in the past has purchased therapy equipment for the state veterans home, funded scholarships and organized deep-sea fishing trips for veterans.
"If you can actually help either veterans' families or the veterans themselves visit their loved ones, it's a natural. We couldn't resist."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- World War II veteran Stephan Lewy to receive French Legion of Honor - 0
- War hero Zamperini, inspiration for book and film 'Unbroken,' dead at 97 - 0
- Community groups prepare for fallen Marine’s services - 0
- 'Forgotten War' veterans thanked for in Concord service - 0
- Wakefield man serves aboard USS Constitution - 0
- Bikers to remember the fallen - 0
- Six Flags tickets free to veterans - 0
- Forever Young Chorus at baseball stadium - 0
- Granite State to host Korean War ceremony - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Somersworth man charged in three incidents - 0
- Manchester police chief a finalist for Somerville job - 0
- Outrageous waste: You overpaid by how much? - 3
- Another View -- Tiler Eaton: The Northern Pass project would help, not hurt, NH's economy - 1
- Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Craven loves qualifying format - 0
- City summer: Check out Manchester - 0
- Revenge? Shea needs none - 0
- Bonner rock'n the hardware - 0
- On Baseball: G'days for Berti boosted his game - 0
Ignoring Lyme: What are state, towns doing?
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
Another View -- Tiler Eaton: The Northern Pass project would help, not hurt, NH's economy