Friday, July 25, 2008

Rep. Penny Bacchiochi invites veterans to apply for state medal

HARTFORDMore than 1,340 veterans throughout the 52nd District have been sent letters inviting them to apply for the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal.

State Rep. Penny Bacchicohi (R-Somers) is organizing a ceremony honoring veterans who served during America’s armed conflicts. The medals will be presented at an official ceremony which is currently being planned for the end of the year.

Connecticut offers a Wartime Service Medal to all veterans of the armed forces with qualifying military service who are currently residents of the state. Rep. Bacchiochi is encouraging veterans to apply for the medal and to receive it at the local ceremony. It should also be noted that people outside of the 52nd District can contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs directly at 1-800-550-0000 or visit to download the application, which can be sent directly to the DVA.

“It is important to always remember and honor the sacrifices of our veterans,” said Rep. Bacchiochi. “At least in this small way by awarding these veterans medals, we can recognize the men and women who answered our nation’s call at a time of peril. I encourage all eligible veterans to apply for this medal and receive their proper recognition.”

For further information on the award, the application process or the event, please contact Rep. Bacchiochi’s Capitol office at 240-8700.

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (R-Somers) represents Somers, Stafford and Union in the General Assembly.