Greenwich First Selectman Tesei to Form Veterans Council

The Byram Veterans memorial day parade. Credit: Kailee Donnelly

The Byram Veterans memorial day parade, 2015. Credit: Kailee Donnelly

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei has announced that various veterans representatives are extending an invitation to all veterans organizations to participate in the formation of The Greenwich Veterans Council.

The Council expects to become a clearinghouse for information and programs available to veterans including employment, health and counseling services and support.

The group also plans to become a platform for communicating various patriotic activities and other events in Greenwich that reflect the Town’s appreciation for each Veteran’s service and sacrifices that they and their families have made to our country.

Here are some of the events planned for the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend:

* American Legion Post 29 and other veterans and service organizations will place American flags on the graves of veterans at cemeteries around town.

* Cos Cob VFW Post 8 Memorial Day service at the intersection of Strickland and River roads in Cos Cob at 10:30 am., Saturday, May 28.

The raising of the flag at Byram Schubert Library. credit: Kailee Donnelly

The raising of the flag at Byram Schubert Library. credit: Kailee Donnelly

* Byram Veterans Association Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 29.

* Glenville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Memorial Day Parade and Service (starts on Glenville Street at Walker Court, to the Veterans Memorial next to the Fire House) at 5:00pm, Sunday, May 29. (Details: Glenville Memorial Day Parade & Service)

* Memorial Day Dock Service at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club at 8:00am, Monday, May 30.

* Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Day Parade (starts on Sound Beach Avenue at Shore Acre Drive), followed by Binney Park Services in Old Greenwich at 10:00am, Monday, May 30. (Old Greenwich Memorial Day Parade)

For more information regarding services available to veterans, contact George O’Loughlin of the Greenwich Department of Social Services at 203-622-3802 or email: go’loughlin@greenwichct.org.

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  • Wonderful idea. Wish there was a national database available to Veterans.