VFW Post 7788 hosting 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”

VFWPost7788DevonOn Sunday, April 26th at 12:00pm noon, the Travis C. Kitchen VFW Post 7788 at 422 Naugatuck Avenue in the village of Devon will host the 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran” here in Milford, Connecticut. Ms. Christine Smith of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788 very kindly contacted us through the Milford Democrats website and I’ll be re-posting her message along with some other information concerning this important event:

I am an auxiliary member of the VFW Post 7788 here in Milford and I was hoping you and your members may be able to help.

On Sunday, April 26th, VFW Post 7788 will host our 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”. We will bring 150 hospitalized veterans from the West Haven VA Hospital, Newington VA Hospital, and Rocky Hill State Veterans Home to Milford, where they will enjoy an afternoon of dining and entertainment. We also send every veteran home with a goodie bag and here is where I was hoping you could help.

We are looking for donations of items to put into the bag. The types of items we are looking for are white socks, puzzle books, bathroom articles (soap, razors, shampoo, etc.), candy, greeting cards, pens, and any other item you think they may like.

If you wish to contact me for more information, please do not hesitate to email or call me at (203) 800-5181. I would be happy to speak with you about this wonderful program.

For many of the permanently disabled resident veterans at the VA hospitals, this is the highlight of their year.

Thank you, very much. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

Christine Smith
Trustee 2
VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788
(203) 800-5181
christine.smith235@yahoo.com

To visit the VFW Post 7788 website please click here. Their website has information on the April 26th event and they regularly update their main page of their website to showcase other events they’re holding.

For those interested please give Christine a message and I know any help will be appreciated.

Thank you Christine for reaching out to us on the website.

Have a good weekend all.

Letter to the Editor: Kim Rose Deserves Another Term

KimRose2I’ll be sharing a letter to the editor penned by Suzanne Cahill of Milford Living Magazine that was published earlier this morning in theMilford Patch. I’ve already shared a nicely done letter to the editor by Scott Schulte in my September 18th post, which supported State Representative James Maroney’s re-election campaign in the 119th, but today we will be focusing on Kim Rose and her campaign in the 118th.

In the letter to the editor Ms. Cahill expressed her support for Kim Rose and urged her fellow neighbors in the 118th to cast their vote for Kim this coming Election Day. Cahill focused on Rose’s stance and efforts on the economic front, citing her support for legislation that strengthens the partnership between community colleges and technical schools. This leads to “greater manufacturing collaboration, new jobs and an educated workforce”, said Cahill.

She continued to praise Rose’s advocacy for small businesses on the local level and is “grateful of her representation and assistance in Hartford”. Rose, Cahill concluded, is “just the type of leader to meet today’s challenges”.

You can view the letter to the editor in its entirety here on the Milford Patch.

Kim Rose currently serves as State Representative of the 118th House District in Milford, Connecticut  She is running for re-election and her name will be on the ballot on November 4th. To keep up to date with all the news from her campaign check out her “Friends of Kim Rose” Facebook page.

Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to send out this letter and keep up the great work over at Milford Living Magazine!

Milford Veteran News & Events

WarMemorialDowntownA very important and helpful event will be hosted this week over at the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 Devon. The Milford Delegation (James Maroney-119th, Kim Rose-118th, Paul Davis-117th and Gayle Slossberg-14th) have announced that a Veterans Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday June 24th over at the VFW Post 778 and it will be hosted by several agencies (federal, state and local) to discuss veterans benefits that are currently open to state veterans and their families.

The VFW Post 7788 is located at 422 Naugatuck Ave and the Resource Fair will be held between 5:30 to 7:30pm. The event will be free to veterans and their family members! The view the original article on the Veterans Resource Fair, check out the Milford-Orange Bulletin’s piece.

In other news relating to the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 the 118th’s Kim Rose was elected President of the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 Ladies Auxiliary last week. She noted that the Ladies Auxiliary will be kicking off a Milford Welcomes Veterans discount program and that will be one of their big projects for the year.

To keep up with the latest updates on your State Representatives and State Senator, check out their official websites;