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Veterans, Service Members, Americanism


Property Assessment and Tax Information

Veteranís or Veteran's Surviving Spouse Tax Credit (RSA 72:28)

Applications may be obtained from the Assessing Office.
  • A Credit of $500.00 from real estate tax bill($250 off 1st tax bill & $250 off 2nd tax bill)
  • Honorable discharge from service
  • Applicant must apply with a copy of DD214 or equivalent
  • Applicant must own property on April 1st of year of application
  • NH resident for 1 year prior to April 1st of the application year
  • Principle place of abode
  • Must be in armed service for a minimum of 90 days
NOTE: If you are receiving a Veterans Credit in any other Town, City or State, you are NOT eligible to receive the Veterans Credit in the Town of Belmont.

Apply by the filing deadline date of April 15th of the current tax year.

Disabled Veterans or Widow of Disabled Veteran Tax Credit (RSA 72:35)

Applications may be obtained from the Assessing Office. 

Any person who has been honorably discharged from the military service and who has a total and permanent service-connected disability, or the surviving spouse of such a person shall receive a yearly tax credit of $1,400 of property taxes on his residential property.: 
  • Exemption: $1,400 reduction of total real estate tax bill
  • Disability must be total and permanent service-connected injury (regardless of dates served)
  • Principle place of abode
  • Owner of the property on April 1st of application year
Apply with copy of letter from Veterans Administration certifying 100% total and permanent disability by the filing deadline date of April 15th of the current tax year.

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2017

Foley Oil & Propane makes donation to Dutile's fuel program  
5/6/17 Daily Sun
Dutile Oil has provided thousands of gallons of oil to Veterans in need  3/20/17 Daily Sun





Belmont Legion supports Baptist Church food pantry
  3/8/2017 Winni Echo 
















2016

Belmont American Legion Post 58 receives Department Commanderís Post of Excellence Award

For its energetic support of its community, the local American Legion chapter has been awarded one of the highest honors given to local Legion organizations ó the Department Commander's Post of Excellence Award. Given by the American Legion Department of New Hampshire, the award is given to a post that achieves excellence in four areas: membership, youth activities, community service and support to currently serving troops or veterans, according to state Legion officials. 12/21/16 Winni Echo Winni Echo Courtesy Photo Belmont's American Legion Post 58 Commander Rich Stanley, left, received Department of New Hampshire Post of Excellence Award from Department Vice Commander Charlie Arkwell.

Belmont American Legion Post 58 honored for excellence 12/23/16 Daily Sun

Flag Disposal Ceremony

Belmont Legion post and K of C plan joint flag disposal ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2pm in the gravel parking lot at the west end of the newly installed covered bridge on Depot Street behind the Mill.

Legion members gather for flag burning ceremony  Winni Echo 6/23/16
Respect as flags are retired  
Daily Sun 6/21/16
Belmont Legion post and K of C plan joint flag disposal ceremony
 Daily Sun 6/16/16




 
Veterans Memorial Park


Memorial Park 2011 - Staff Photo
Memorial Park 2011 - Staff Photo
In 2003 Alan Bartlett with an investment of more than 250 hours constructed the Veterans' Memorial adjacent to the Mill as an Eagle Scout project and in 2004 achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout. 
 
 

PlanNH 2011 Concept
 2010    The 2010 PlanNH Charrette identified the Memorial as a cornerstone of the Village core revitalization.
 
 
 
 
  
Concept 04-11-12
Relocation of the Park would provide a more prominent and permanent placement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/27/13    Members of Belmont Boy Scout Troop 65 played a prominent role in the rededication of the Veteran's Memorial by former Eagle Scout Alan Bartlett.  Rededication of scout-built memorial highlights holiday in Belmont Daily Sun 5/27/13



Memorial Day 

 
  

Memorial Day 2017

American Legion Post #58 in Belmont hosted this yearís Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 29th The parade route ran from the Belmont Middle School parking lot down to Main Street and then along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial by St. Josephís Church. This yearís speaker was Lt. Colonel Kurt Webber, U.S. Army, retired.

Post 58 and Jordanís Ice Cream once again provided tickets for an ice cream cone to all children 12 and under who attended the parade and ceremonies and a ticket for an ice cream sundae for any WWII veteran attending. Daily Sun 5/18/17

The Belmont Police Department had the honor of supporting and saluting our Veterans during Belmont's Memorial Day Parade. As tradition, our Honor Guard lead the parade to show honor to all our Veterans. Today, they also had the privilege of meeting Rosario Cadurette, a WWII veteran. Sir, Thank you for your service and sacrifice.




Memorial Day - 2016


American Legion Post #58 Belmont hosted the 2016 Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 30th, at 1pm to show their honor, respect and appreciation for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms and way of life we all enjoy.  Daily Sun 5/25/16  Daily Sun 5/30/16 








Memorial Day - 2014

Members of the American Legion Post #58, the Belmont Police Honor Guard, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Belmont High School Marching Band, and the fire department participated in Memorial Day Parade.  
Belmont Commemorates Memorial Day  Citizen 05/27/14


Memorial Day - 2012

2012 - Legion Unveils New Banners to Fly Over Belmont Village  Daily Sun 5/10/12
 
Citizen 5/17/12
 
The First of 12 new Banners for Belmont were recently put up by Bob Stevens, left, and Woodbury Fogg, right, who are, respectively, post commander and vice commander of the American Legion's Charles Kilborn Post 48.  Citizen
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
2012 - Nation's War Dead Honored in Belmont  Daily Sun 5/29/12
 
Local Communities Pay Tribute to Fallen Servicemen  Winni Echo 5/31/12
 
Memorial Day Celebrations Should Make Belmont Proud    Winni Echo 6/7/12


Memorial Day - 2011 
 
 
2011 - A little different twist to Belmont Memorial Day activities this year.  Daily Sun 5/24/11 



Veterans Monument 

The Veteran's Monument was erected to honor those soldiers who fought for the country and was donated by Moses Sargent, Jr. in 1919, costing him $5,000. 

The dedication of the monument reads as follows, "Dedicated to the men and women of Belmont who served in the Wars of this Country and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice Herbert A. Prescott WWI, Phillip O. Swain WWII, Ernest B. Piper WWII, Steven C. Santy Vietnam, Arthur M. Hackett WWII, Harliegh C. Brown WWII, Leo J. Rolfe Korean, and John J. Moynihan Air Force."  
Postcard History Series Belmont Diane M. Marden with the Belmont Historical Society

Monument Reconstruction 

2011    As part of the 2011 Church Street reconstruction the 1919 Belmont Veterans' Monument was raised and given a much more appropriate surrounding.  The Monument is the focal point of the Belmont Memorial Day commemoration. 
Legion Post Thanks Town for Work on Veterans Monument  Citizen 10/12/11



Charles Kilborn Post #58 American Legion

On the evening of September 20, 1920 fifteen World War I veterans gathered in the old carriage house opposite St. Joseph's church and organized the Charles Kilborn Post #58 American Legion. Walter C. Harris was chosen the first post Commander. The post was named for Charles Cutting Kilborn, who died at Camp Yaphank, Long Island, NY on October 5, 1918, just four weeks to the day he left home. He was a native of Belmont and spent nearly all his life at his family's farm off Bean Hill Road (Richard Perry farm).

For a number of years the organization occupied the building opposite the town hall on Fuller Street. This was sold in 1956 in anticipation of construction of new quarters but the project was later abandoned. The town later voted to allow the organization use of the old fire station in return for its upkeep and meetings have been held here since that time.


Over the years the American Legion has been active in patriotic causes and has never failed to place both a flag and a floral tribute on the grave of every Belmont veteran on Memorial Day.


IN MEMORIUM

Charles C. Kilborn 1890 - 1918 E. Brooks Piper 1907 - 1943
Harleigh C. Brown, Jr. 1922 - 1944 Arthur Hackett 1922 - 1944
Phillips O. Swain 1926 - 1945  Herbert Allen Prescott 1926 - 1945 
Leo Rolfe 1933 - 1956  Stephen Santy
1949 - 1968


First Vietnam casualty
First Vietnam casualty

Pfc Jay A. Hurd, 19, of Belmont was killed in action in Vietnam, September 1, 1966, by a sniper's bullet while returning to base with his unit from a combat mission.  He was the first casualty of the Vietnam War from the Laconia Area.  
First Vietnam casualty 9/3/16 Citizen

Veteran Honored



Senator Kelly Ayotte Wednesday presented veteran Rosario Cadorette with a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts for his service during World War II. 











The event was hosted by American Legion Charles Kilborn Post 58 of Belmont and attended by American Legion officers from around the State including State Commander John Graham, members of Cadorette's family and Belmont Selectman Ruth Mooney who thanked Cadorette for his service to the country. 


Purple Hearts & a Bronze Star - WWII hero had to fight to be drafted  Karen Bobotas/Daily Sun 01/07/16




BHS Student Advances in Legion Oratory Contest

Cory Yelle, 18, is moving on to the next round of American Legion oratorical contest.
Belmont High School student advances in oratory contest  Citizen 12/12/15

Belmont American Legion Post Kicks Off Campaign


2014 This year the Charles Kilborn Post #58 of the American Legion will be selling patriotic T-shirts in various colors embroidered with an American flag and the words "These Colors Donít Run.Ē The Post will have a tent near the Library on Old Home Day, Saturday, Aug. 9, and will have a large number of these T-shirts available at $16 apiece.  Stop by and Show Your Colors.  Photo Winnisquam Echo  


Belmont American Legion Post Kicks Off Campaign at 2014 Old Home Day   Winni Echo 7/31/14





2016  
BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN LEGION 58 POST MEMBERS in front of the old wooden covered bridge near the Belmont Mill on Friday afternoon. The students cut brush and cleared away debris near the bridge as part of a community service project. Principal Dan Clary is shown at left holding a chain saw. (JIM CLARK/CITIZEN)  Read More...

Belmont High School principals lead their students in a charge up the Tioga River  Daily Sun 6/16/16










2014  American Legion Post 58 and Belmont High School Students Open the View
Tim Camerato/Citizen
Belmont High School Students and Members of American Legion Post 58 joined ranks to assist the Belmont Village Revitalization Committee to clear undergrowth along the bank of the Tioga River to open a view of the river. 

Picture by Tim Camerato/Citizen


Belmont High Students join Legion Post Members in community project 
Union Leader 6/18/14
High schoolers, Legionnaires help to clear Tioga riverbank Citizen 06/10/14 
A view to the Tioga, thanks to combined effort of Belmont High School Students & American Legion Post 58  Daily Sun 06/10/14

The Belmont Revitalization Committee and the Charles Kilborn American Legion Post express their appreciation to volunteers from the Belmont High School Senior and Junior Classes for help clearing brush along the Tioga River to open up the view as part of the upcoming Pavilion and River Walk projects.
Thanks to American Legion Post & BHS volunteers for clean-up  Daily Sun 06/19/14


POW/MIA Empty Chair Now Prominent at Belmont Town Hall


On Monday June 2nd, the Belmont Selectmen held a dedication ceremony for the placement of a POW/MIA Empty Chair to remind people that American soldiers remain missing.


POW/MIA Empty Chair now prominent at Belmont Town Hall  Daily Sun 06/03/14   Staff Photo