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Veterans Day Ceremony On 11-11 at 11, Commemorative Bricks Available

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Nov 092017
 

The Town of Orange will host a program honoring Veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Veterans Remembrance Walkway in front of the High Plains Community Center at 11:00 a.m. 

The town welcomes and encourages the public and any veterans to attend. 

Everyone is reminded that applications are still available to purchase commemorative bricks for the Veterans Remembrance Walkway.  Bricks are $100 each and may be purchased by veterans themselves or by families in memory of beloved veterans, either living or deceased. 

For more information, please contact Mary Shaw at 203-891-4737 or e-mail mshaw@orange-ct.gov

Town Honors All Living Orange Veterans On May 1

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Apr 302015
 

military-emblems-300x195On Friday, May 1, the Orange Senior Center/Community Services will honor the men and women of Orange who have served our country.

The extensive program, beginning at 2 p.m. will include a scrolling frame picturing living town veterans, and will honor the 6 different branches of service.

Registration forms are available through Orange Community Services.

This Wall of Honor will be forever a part of our mission and values and will serve as a daily reminder as to the Service, Sacrifice and Honor of our Veterans.

Call (203) 891-4784 for more information.

Originally Published on March 4, 2015 @ 12:57

Second Publishing on: Apr 26, 2015 @ 17:34

Orange Community Services Presents the Veterans Wall of Honor

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Mar 142015
 

thOn Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. Orange Community Services will host a special program to honor the men and women who have served our country.

The Veterans Wall of Honor program will include a scrolling frame picturing living town veterans and will honor the six different branches of service.

Registration forms are available through Community Services at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

The Wall of Honor will be forever a part of the OCS mission and values and will serve as a daily reminder of the service, sacrifice and honor of Orange veterans.

For more information, call 203-891-4784.

Originally Published on: Jan 4, 2015 @ 17:52

Staneski Looks to Assist Veterans-Owned Businesses 

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Feb 182015
 

State Rep. Pam Staneski with local veterans in Hartford.

State Rep. Pam Staneski with local veterans in Hartford.

State Rep. Pam Staneski (Orange & Milford) submitted testimony to the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee on her proposal to assist veteran-owned businesses in procuring state contracts.

The bill, HB 5952, An Act Establishing a Preference in the Award of State Contracts For Veteran-Owned Businesses received a public hearing in the Veterans committee on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

“In this economic environment we need to do what we can to help returning veterans on their entry into our workforce here in Connecticut,” Staneski sai. “We need to do what we can to make the transition from military life to being a successful member of our business community as smooth as possible.”

Former Post Commander Lawrence Czajkowski, of the Orange American Legion Post #127 who was accompanied by fellow Post member Sylvester Salcedo, also testified saying,Veterans are presently superceded  by other minorities in state procurement dollars, this bill would include vets in the minority process & give them access to set-aside state dollars. What better way to spend state dollars than on a veteran, we need to create jobs for our younger returning veterans, I plan to mentor those vets to take advantage of state projects.”

Czajkowski added, “Veterans, disabled & otherwise, should be at the top of the priority list for state projects & spending.”

Supporting this legislation gives us the tools to help those who served that much more. It will also assist those businesses where the veterans have harnessed entrepreneurial spirit to make their business successful and have taken those risks.