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Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications for the “Patriot’s Pen” and “Voice of Democracy” scholarship awards!

Posted on September 23, 2020 by admin


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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is once again accepting applications for the “Patriot’s Pen” and “Voice of Democracy” scholarship awards!

According to the VFW website, The Patriot’s Pen scholarship essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay and expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

The 2020-2021 theme for this scholarship is: “What

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Stand Down 2020 – information and changes

Posted on September 18, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Commissioner Saadi from the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) wants everyone to know the DVA will once again be hosting the 2020 Stand Down. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is being planned in a modified form.

Stand Down 2020, begins on Thursday, September 24th with a kickoff ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Rocky Hill Campus which will be broadcast live via social media.

Following the ceremony is a day of online informational sessions including

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CT DOL: CT Approved for Two Additional Weeks of Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 14, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) recently announced that Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost Wages Assistance supplemental benefits funded by $44 billion in federal Stafford Act disaster relief. This program will provide an additional $300 per week for any claimant who has a weekly benefit of at least $100 (including the dependency allowance) and who has become unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19.

Payments are expected to be made starting mid-September

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