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NH Chapter of CVA Hosts “Thank You” Dinner Following 2014 Successes

By Concerned Veterans for America

NH Chapter of Concerned Veterans for America Hosts “Thank You” Dinner Following 2014 Successes
Event for Supporters and Volunteers Includes Awards to Freedom and Liberty Play Makers

Manchester, NH — The ‘Live Free or Die’ chapter of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today expressed gratitude for the support Granite Staters have given the new chapter. In the first annual ‘CVA NH Dinner Party’ held at XO/Piccola on Elm Street in Manchester, about 38 special guests were singled out for their efforts and contributions to furthering the mission and goals of the veterans’ advocacy organization. Included were award recipients (listed below) and public servants State Senators Regina Birdsell, Sharon Carson, John Reagan, Jeanie Forrester, and State Representative Al Baldasaro.

With multiple ‘Thank A Vet’ events hosted around the state and marketing partnerships with Walpole Creamery, and the memberships at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club as well as The Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club of Holderness, and the successful grassroots efforts at the Defend Freedom Pork Roast in Rochester, the chapter effectively spread the word of freedom and liberty to many corners of New Hampshire.

The chapter took a moment while thanking fellow Granite Staters and attendees for their support and successes to point to the leadership of five individuals who contributed above and beyond the mission and goals of CVA:

The Paul Chevalier Veterans’ Advocacy Award – 2014
Jack Heath

CVA NH is honored to give this recognition to Jack Heath for going above and beyond in bringing a voice to veterans’ issues in his many public capacities. Jack is supporter and concerned citizen of the priorities of freedom and liberty.

Paul Chevalier has been an outspoken advocate of the cause for freedom his entire life. With the goal of Concerned Veterans for America being the translation of experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom, the individual receiving this award would demonstrate over the past year an immersion into the kind of commitment Paul has made throughout his life for veterans and their needs.

“Jack made the mission of veterans his priority, and he has dedicated many hours to covering veterans’ issues both on the radio and off. We are delighted to recognize individuals like Jack annually who embody the commitment of Paul Chevalier for our New Hampshire heroes,” said CVA NH State Director Roger Wilkins.

The CVA NH Freedom and Liberty Award – 2014

CVA NH is honored to present this award to these individuals whose actions for the past year resolved that it is their sacred duty to stand as one — veterans, family members and active citizens alike — to further the fundamentals of liberty as expressed by Concerned Veterans for America’s mission and goals.

Joe Lachance – Volunteer/Vets on the Hill Campaign
Hon. Matt Spencer – Volunteer/Vets on the Hill Campaign
Richard Brothers – Volunteer/Get Out the Vets Campaign
Sue Peterson – Volunteer/Facebook Page Manager

“We—and veterans and their families around the country—are constantly spreading the word of VA reform and tenants of economic freedom,” said Roger Wilkins. “Only through leadership as displayed by these five individuals does the message get out and result in change. We are in your debt Jack, Joe, Matt, Richard and Sue — your efforts have resulted in more awareness of Concerned Veterans for America into the northern reaches of New England. You are true patriots!”


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Roger Wilkins, Jack Heath and Paul Chevalier

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Roger Wilkins and Richard Brothers

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Roger Wilkins and Sue Peterson

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Roger Wilkins and Hon. Matt Spencer


For media inquiries, contact Roger Wilkins at 603-703-5116 or email

Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.