A Message from the Commander

The month of May is one of our busiest and most demanding on our members. Before I get started, I want to let everyone know that Post 17 is a quota post (exceeding last year’s membership) 2 years in a row. Thanks to those that helped. We can use all the members we can get and each and every one of you is also a membership recruiter. If you run into or know someone that is a wartime veteran, sign them up. I have applications in the office and they can be accessed on line at our website.

  We will be replacing the flags on veterans’ graves in Grove Cemetery (May 12, 9am), manning a booth at Naugatuck Event Center (May 18-19-20) for a Military Memorabilia Show, Manning a booth on Church St for Springfest (May 19, 4 to 10pm), distributing poppies at Walmart (May 25-26-27), Memorial Day ceremonies at the various veteran monuments in Naugatuck and finally the Memorial Day parade (May 28). All veterans are invited to march.

 We have elected some new officers and are in the planning stages of a formal installation, probably sometime in September. This is a good chance for the members to come out and meet the new officers and mingle with other members and their families. There will be good food. I have been given the honor of being your commander for another year.

 I want to thank everyone who helped out and supported the Post during the last year. Things are definitely looking up and I am very optimistic for success in the coming year. I also will entertain any suggestions for activities and events in the future.

 Yours in service

Ron