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Veterans Day 2019 and Veterans Day Donation Drive

Posted on November 4, 2019 by admin


On Monday, November 11, we will observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day – Veterans Day in the U.S. – is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The signing took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Armistice Day was officially named Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize and celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

This Veterans Day, let’s remember that the freedom that we enjoy was secured by the service of the men and women of our armed forces.

Please join me in taking some time to honor them and their families for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.



Just a reminder, with colder temperatures on the way, I am sponsoring a Clothing and Coat Drive to benefit veterans and individuals in need this winter season. Thanks to the assistance from various local businesses and organizations, I am asking local families to look in their bureaus and closets for donations of clean, new or gently used coats and new hats, gloves, socks, thermal underwear, shirts and pants.

The Coat and Clothing Drive runs through November 29th with a drop-off ceremony taking place on Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 76, located at 20 Church Street in North Haven.

Donations of all items collected will be presented to Columbus House and Life Haven for distribution to veterans and individuals in need.

Preferences for men’s’ and women’s winter coats include (sizes large and up):

  • Heavy duty winter-style parkas and/or ski-type coats
  • Weatherproof or water-resistant coats
  • Coats with hoods
  • Coats must be clean and in good condition with no stains and/or rips. Buttons and/or zippers need to be in good working condition
  • No leather, fleece, or wool coats will be accepted

Other new winter items for men and women include (sizes medium and up):

  • Thermal underwear (tops & bottoms)
  • Sweat shirts
  • Sweat pants
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Winter heavy socks

Drop-off locations include:

The American Legion, Post 76

20 Church Street – North Haven, CT


129 Washington Avenue – North Haven, CT

Arnold’s Jewelers

117 Washington Avenue – North Haven, CT

DJ’s Cards & Comics

1 Lincoln Street – North Haven, CT (corner of Lincoln & Washington)

Bagelicious II

91 Washington Street – North Haven

Yaccarino Automotive

319 Washington Avenue – North Haven

As always, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: for more information.


State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District