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A Message from Dave Weidlich, President

Armed Forces Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May each year. Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day in many ways, honoring all Americans who have and who are still serving in our armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Space Force, the Coast Guard, and each Services’ Reserve Components.

Connecticut’s tradition is the Armed Forces Day Luncheon. Each year Connecticut’s military, veteran, civic, and business community attend the Armed Forces Day Luncheon to celebrate military service and to honor the hundreds of thousands of Connecticut citizens and residents who serve, or have served, our great State and Nation. Traditionally this annual event has provided an excellent atmosphere of camaraderie, and this year certainly was.

I was honored to be joined by CWA 1298 members, on Friday May 17th, who proudly served our country. For many years, the CT National Guard hosts the annual Armed Forces Military Day event at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville CT. I would like to thank the following members for their service.

Jason Bannon, Eric Waltermeyer, Diane Hamilton-Toles, Rich Nelson, Leroy Smith, Jimmy Lewis, William Rossetti, Michael Benedetto and Kevin Desjardin.