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American Legion threatens to cut ties over fund changes

By Jennifer McDermott (j.mcdermott@theday.com) Group says state setting them up to fail, worries veterans no longer a priority The American Legion is so upset with the way the state has changed the fund it administers to help Connecticut veterans that … Continue reading

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Legionnaires bring military bears to Sandy Hook

In the four months since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 27 dead and collectively broke a nation’s heart, an outpouring of support and donations have been given to those students, parents and community members affected by … Continue reading

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CT American Legion Endorses Gov. Malloy’s Proposal

The American Legion Department of Connecticut Endorses Governor Malloy’s Budget Proposal for the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund “The Governor proposes the transfer of fund management, investment responsibility and associated operational costs to the American Legion, the legal administrator of … Continue reading

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Past Department Commander Ed Barry Passes

Edward Daniel Barry of East Haddam, husband to Joan (Krauth) Barry, who was born during the blizzard of 1933, on March 21, passed away peacefully during the blizzard of 2013, on February 9, at Chestelm Health Care & Rehabilitation in … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Affairs Elevated to Full Standing Committee of the General Assembly

Heightened status will afford veterans’ issues and related bills equal standing and priority before the legislature HARTFORD — After eight years of “select” temporary status, the General Assembly’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee was elevated today to permanent “standing” status for the … Continue reading

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Past Department President Passes at 91

Bernice (Bailey) Benjamin, age 91, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013. She was the wife of the late Stanley A. Benjamin. Born in Litchfield, on November 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred (Squires) … Continue reading

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Support for Sandy Hook

Updated: 12/20 – 4:00pm The State of Connecticut suffered a horrible and tragic loss on Friday, December 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. It is hard to imagine that so many innocent lives were senselessly taken, but harder … Continue reading

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No-Cost $5,000 Accidental Death Benefit for all Connecticut Legionnaires

Legionnaire Insurance Trust – $5,000 Accidental Death Benefit at NO COST to You. As a member of The American Legion in Connecticut you are entitled to a 100% free $5,000.00 accidental death insurance policy. Legionnaire Insurance Trust also offers additional … Continue reading

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Milford team wins State Championship

Congratulations to both Milford (Senior State Champion) and Stamford (Junior State Champion). by David Greenleaf Milford swept five games to claim its first ever State American Legion baseball championship in a rain-plagued tournament that featured five extra inning games.  Milford broke … Continue reading

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Commander Morgan Elected

This past weekend marked the start of a new membership year in the Department of Connecticut, the annual Department Convention. The year long work of the last slate of officers is reported to members and a new slate of officers … Continue reading

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