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As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 

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IT'S BACK! 
 
CLAM NIGHT FUNDRAISER
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH, STARTS AT 5:30PM
 
RAW OR STEAMED CLAMS $9 PER DOZEN
 
JUMBO SHRIMP COCKTAIL $8 
 
ALL WELCOME!
 
 
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THE FLAG DAY CEREMONY FOR THIS FRIDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, AT 5PM, DUE TO THE INCOMING SEVERE WEATHER.
 
 
 
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! PLEASE PASS THIS ON.

CONNECTICUT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR FULLY DISABLED VETERANS
 
THIS BILL, HB NO. 5491, WILL EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY TAXES THE PRIMARY RESIDENCES OF VETERANS WITH A VA PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY RATING. IF THE VETERAN OWNS A HOME AND ONE OR MORE VEHICLES, ONE OF THE VETERAN'S VEHICLES IS ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR THE TAX EXEMPTION.
 
IF THE QUALIFYING VETERAN WERE TO DIE, THE EXEMPTION WOULD BE PASSED ONTO OTHERS WHO LIVE IN THE RESIDENCE - RE: SIGNIFICANT OTHER OR CHILD.
 
TO GET THE TAX EXEMPTION THE QUALIFIED VETERAN JUST NEEDS TO SUBMIT PROOF OF THEIR VA RATING WITH THEIR LOCAL TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE. 
 

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WATERTOWN
 
MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY CEREMONIES & PARADE
 
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH:
 
POST 5157
EVERGREEN CEMETERY CEREMONY
183 NORTH STREET, WATERTOWN
STARTS AT 10AM
 
ALL POSTS
OLD WATERTOWN CEMETERY CEREMONY
851 MAIN STREET, WATERTOWN
STARTS AT 11AM

 
MONDAY, MAY 27TH:
 
WATERTOWN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

ROUTE: STARTING FROM WATERTOWN PLAZA, TO MAIN STREET NORTH, ENDING AT THE WATERTOWN GAZEEBO.
 
PARADE STARTS AT 10AM 


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VFW POST 5157 POLO SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE CANTEEN

 
 
 
 
 
 
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FLAG DAY & FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY 
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024, STARTING AT 5PM
 
AT THE POST (866 THOMASTON ROAD, WATERTOWN)
 
ALL WELCOME!

 
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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

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