RESIDENT DONATES AMERICAN LEGION DUES
Veterans who work for New Milford will have their first year of dues to the American Legion covered thanks to a resident’s donation.
Stephen Looney donated the money, Mayor Pete Bass announced this week.
The request came from New Milford American Legion Commander Jeff McBreairty at an earlier Town Council meeting as a way to introduce more veterans to the organization’s benefits. He hopes every town employee who is a veteran will sign up, especially if the town helps with the dues. McBreairty left 30 names with the mayor’s office.
Dues are $35 per veteran. It will become the veteran’s responsibility to pay the dues after the first year and maintain good standing with the organization.