NEW HAVEN, CONN (April 14, 2016)— With the planned sale of the New Haven Elks Lodge No. 25 on State Street, the Veterans of Foreign Wars New Haven Post 12150 will be meeting at a new location starting in May.
The Knights of St. Patrick (1533 State Street, New Haven, CT 06513) have donated the use of their hall for the VFW New Haven to conduct their monthly meeting at 7:10 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
VFW New Haven Post Commander Charles M. Pickett said, “Because of the generous donations of meeting space by the Elks and the Knights of St. Patrick, the VFW New Haven has been able to revitalize the veteran community in the Elm City, many of whom are transitioning Post-9/11 veterans attending or graduating from area colleges. The Elks and the Knights of St. Patrick have gone out of their way to support local military veterans and our great city by the Sound.”
ABOUT THE VFW NEW HAVEN: With no post home but a freshly-printed charter and a roster full of Post-9/11 veterans, the VFW New Haven is building a “new generation” VFW from the ground up. The post has quickly become the largest Section 501 (c) (19) veterans’ service organization in New Haven and one of the fastest growing in Connecticut. VFW New Haven Post 12150 meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:10 p.m. at the Knights of St. Patrick (1533 State Street, New Haven, CT 06513). To join, a veteran must have served honorably, served in a foreign war, and be a U.S. citizen.