Members of VFW Post 9617 have been very busy the past very cold months doing charity work, raising funds for the Post, attending events honoring veterans, going to schools to speaking to students, devoting many hours to keep veterans informed important issues and how to file for benefits they earned for their service to our country, and visiting those veterans who are in hospitals and nursing homes.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
The Commander has announced that the regular scheduled VFW Post 9617 meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
On the far left, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, on the far right CT State Senator Carlo Leone, Chair of Veterans Committee, third from left Marco Pensiero, member of VFW Post 9617, who was honored at the dinner.
Left, Rev. Msgr. Brig.Gen. Ret. Ted Malanowski, member of VFW Post 9617 and Col. Davin M. Dwyer, M.D., US Army, Served in Iraq. Dr. Dwyer was honored at the Knights of Columbus dinner honoring veterans.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
TWO BRIG.GENERALS HONORED AT VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
HOSTED BY VFW POST 9617
Marco Pensiero, Korean War combat veteran, and member of VFW Post 9617, led the procession, at Veterans Mass at, St. Mary's Church, Stamford, Ct.
Left to right, Brig. General Richard Ursone and Brig. General Mnsg.Thaddeus F. Malanowski, a member VFW Post 9617, cut the cake at the celebration of Veterans Day sponsored by the the VFW Post
Michael D. Macri, a long time member of VFW Post 9617, led the procession at the Veterans Mass,at St. Mary's Church, on Veterans Day. A standing room only crowd attended.
Veterans gather at altar of St. Mary's Church, Stamford, CT on Veterans Day
All Photos: Anthony Smeriglio
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Photo by: Anthony Smeriglio
LEFT TO RIGHT, STANDING GUEST LINWOOD WHITLEY, VFW POST MEMBERS, ADJUTANT JAMES S. VLASTO, QUARTERMASTER BRIG. GEN. (RET) ROBERT CODY, SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT, VFW POST MEMBER, CHRIS MUNGER, GUEST, ROBERT MAYES JR., AND MEMBER ROBERT MAYES, SR.
Monday, December 29, 2014
James R. Santangelo, Commander of VFW Post 9617 and his wife MaryAnn with their dog Lady prior to joining the July 4, 2014 parade in Jay, NY. The World War II jeep is the Commander's favorite means of transportation.
VFW POST 9617 HOLIDAY DINNER
The opening ceremony of VFW Post 9617 Holiday Dinner Dec. 17 2014. Officers from L. to R.
Marco Pensiero Chaplain, Brig. Gen. Retired Robert Cody Quartermaster, James Santangelo Commander, Brig. Gen Retired Mnsg. Ted Malanowski Chaplain, and James S. Vlasto, Adjutant. A capacity crowd attended the dinner including members of the Post and their families, who were joined by friends and supporters from Stamford,Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan .
VFW Post 9617 College Scholarship awarded to Westhill High School Student
Left to right, Archie Elam, head of the scholarship committee of VFW Post 9617, Amber Redshirt, the 2014 recipient of the scholarship, Xavier L. Shellman, Amber's mother, and a member of VFW Post 9617, and Commander James Santangelo, VFW Post 9617, at the Post's Annual Holiday Dinner, December 17, 2014