Nov 11, 2012 :
Soldiers Care Package Campaign
West Hartford Veterans Organizations Launch Collection for Holiday Packages for Soldiers
The American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 and VFW Hannon-Hatch Post 9929 will conduct a community wide collection for personal goods to be sent to members of the West Hartford based Army National Guard 143rd Military Police Company now serving in Afghanistan. The drive will begin on Veterans Day, November 11th, and continue through November 30th.
[ Click here for the Care Package List ]
VFW Post Commander Tim Ahern and American Legion Post Commander Chris Conlin are asking for the community’s support to insure a successful drive. They both stressed the importance of letting these dedicated men and women know that we are thinking of them as they serve our country, especially during the holiday season.
Collections will begin at the Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11th at 1:00 PM at the West Hartford Veterans Memorial located at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and North Main Street. During the campaign there will be five collection points in West Hartford; American Legion Post 96, 45 Raymond Road; VFW Post 9929, 83 South Street; West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue; West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road.
A list of suggested items for the Soldiers Care Packages can be downloaded from www.post96.org or www.vfw9929.org or at the collection locations listed above.