Make your own Sundae or Root Beer Float Play Games, Sit around a Camp Fire, Visit with old friends and make new ones. There will be outdoor games if the weather permits or indoor games in case of inclement weather. Invite your family and friends What a great opportunity for adults and children of Warren to meet and have a great evening
A flag honoring American Legion Post 44 veteran of the month Victor P. Wilson is raised at the All Wars Memorial on Saturday. BZ photos
A World War II veteran who hailed from Warren is American Legion Post 44 of Bantam’s veteran of the month.
Victor P. Wilson, who died June 10, 1978, was honored during a service at the All Wars Memorial on Saturday. It was the 358th consecutive veteran of the month service.
Wilson’s son is Post 44 finance office Wayne Wilson of Warren. Wayne Wilson, his sister, Vicki Durham of Goshen, and several relatives attended the service.
Victor P. Wilson enlisted in the Army on April 17, 1941. After basic training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Ga., and advanced training in heavy equipment maintenance, Wilson married Helene H. Kasular on Christmas Day in 1941.
He joined the 38th Engineering Battalion in Charleston, S.C., as it prepared for a mission to Ascension Island in the South Pacific. The 38th built and maintained a landing strip for Allied planes.
Wilson was discharged on Oct. 21, 1945. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Ribbon, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.
Back in civilian life, Wilson was certified as a carpenter and would build his own home in Warren in 1949, on two acres of land that was part of his family’s farm.
In Warren, Wilson belonged to the Warren Volunteer Fire Company and Bates Schnell Post 168 of the American Legion and served on the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
Wilson was born Dec. 15, 1912, the son of Sylvester and Mary Wilson of New York City. The family moved to a 242-acre farm in Warren in 1920 and Wilson attended Warren West School.
Wilson is buried in the New Warren Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, a brother, Percy Wilson, his sisters Anna Slate and Gertrude Strong, his son Wayne Wilson and his wife, Donna, and his daughter, Vicki Durham and her husband, Kim. Eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive him.
Veterans prepare to march to their posts for the veteran of the month service.
The flag honoring June veteran of the month Frank Fabbri is retired.
Victor P. Wilson's daughter, Vicki Durham, watches the service with her son, Kim Durham, Kim's son, Brandon, left, and Devaghn Wilson.
Post 44's Reggie Harrison salutes as the flag honoring Victor P. Wilson is raised.
Post 44's Mike Magnifico plays taps on his bugle.
John Lilley of Post 44 thanks the crowd for attending.
Relatives of Victor P. Wilson gather after the service concluded.
Litchfield Community Café
Senior Lunches ~ Monday–Friday
@ Litchfield Community Center
Over the age of 60, and live in or visiting the Litchfield area? Why not stop in and have lunch at our beautiful Litchfield Community Café located in the Litchfield Community Center? The Litchfield Community Café serves congregate lunch Mondays through Fridays! (Fridays are meatless Fridays!) For a suggested donation of only $4.00, you can enjoy a hot, delicious nutritious meal including milk, coffee or tea and dessert! Reservations required by noon the day before. For the current menu, further information, or to make a reservation, please call 860-567-5746. Hope to see you there!
The Food Pantry at St. Michael’s
needs your donations
The Food Pantry at St. Michael’s is a success: since starting this spring, an increasing number of our neighbors come to the Community House the third Saturday of each month. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we distribute much-needed canned and packaged food, fresh bread, eggs and vegetables, and frozen meals. In October our neighbors took away over 1200 lbs. of food.
The good news is that the racks are empty. The bad news is that the racks are empty. People needed all the food we had. The Food Pantry is appealing to you to help fill the shelves each month. The Pantry needs your support to supply our community’s needs.
The pantry needs: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, oats, rice, tuna, pasta sauce, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, lentils, beans, granola bars, powered drink mix, pasta, juice, condiments, frozen vegetables, chicken, hamburger patties, coffee and tea, dish and clothes detergent, toilet paper and paper towels
We invite you to help provide our neighbors with the food they need. You can donate food, you can donate cash, and you can donate time. You can help with purchasing, collecting and delivering food, stocking the shelves, or assisting on the third Saturday of each month. The church is always open, and you can drop off donations any time in the north pews.
The veterans of American Legion Post 44 in Bantam are collecting names stories and photographs of women who have, or are serving, in the military. This information will be added to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Women’s Memorial is dedicated to all military women — past, present and future. If you would like to add yourself or a veteran from your family (deceased or living) please see Master Sergeant Linda Searles at the Saturday, December 2nd Veteran of the Month ceremony in the Bantam Borough Hall. The ceremony to honor a veteran starts at 10 am, social and light refreshments will follow. She can also email you the form. Contact Linda at lindaarmyveteran@gmail.