My father and I are both veterans (of World War I and World War II), are members of The American Legion, and have dedicated ourselves to public service. Together we have over 118 years of service to our country, the Legion and our local community.
The legislature of the State of Connecticut - with the help of The American Legion - elected to establish the Connecticut Hall of Fame. I was one of 86 members selected for this award, and I traveled to Hartford for the induction. The award is based on the public service committed to by the veterans selected. The ceremony was elaborate, and I was honored to be one of the 86. The award is given each year to veterans who qualify, and in 2013 10 veterans were so honored.