New Milford resident covers first time American Legion dues
Veterans who work for New Milford will now be able to 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. At the time he said he believes he has a good chance of getting every town employee who is a veteran, especially if the town helps with the dues.
Dues are $35 per veteran. It will become the veteran’s responsibility to pay the dues after that first year and maintain their good standing with the organization.
McBreairty left 30 names with the mayor’s office.