Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ansonia resident appointed to American Legion’s National Legislative Council

ANSONIA >> Resident Patrick Henri has been appointed to the American Legion’s National Legislative Council by National Commander Michael Helm. Henri is the Adjutant of the Gordon-Visselli American Legion Post 50. Henri will serve as a member for the Department of Connecticut for the 114th Congress, representing Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District.

Henri is the past finance officer of Post 50, an employee at Sikorsky Aircraft, a chief petty officer in the Navy Reserve serving at the Naval War College in Newport R.I., a fire commissioner and an Ansonia alderman where he chairs the Veterans Committee.

His duties will include propagating an interest and a furtherance of the American Legion’s legislative goals and serving as a medium for disseminating information to elected lawmakers.

The American Legion lobbies for both veterans and active duty service members, and is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs, fighting also, for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.

It is through the combined numbers of its national membership that gives clout to the Legion’s voice on Capitol Hill, and success to its mission. It is through local participation that veterans can positively affect their communities and encourage patriotism.

All veterans are welcome to apply to the Legion, including current drilling Reservists and Guardsmen. You don’t have to be retired to join. Vets with military service since the Persian Gulf operations are needed to complement our ranks.

Contact Senior Vice-Commander Mike Heise at 203-308-7845 for more information. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club, 28 Howard Ave., Ansonia.

This is a press release form American Legion Post 50, Ansonia.

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