To the Editor:

On Nov. 11, the nation and our New Milford community once again thanked our veterans and active service men and women for their service to our country.

VFW Post 1672 and its ladies auxiliary would like to turn that around and thank the community for the continued support it always unselfishly gives to help our veterans and veteran projects.

This year, we raised funds for our veterans by selling the luminaries that everyone saw decorating the Village Green.

These luminaries had everything from creative drawings with messages of thanks from grandchildren to thanks to a family member or friend who served or is currently on active duty to remembering a loved one that served our country and has since passed away.

All of these luminaries carried the message of love, love for our country, love for someone in their lives or love for keeping our country the best nation in the world.

We thank everyone who supported our efforts and bought a luminary.

We also want to recognize David Brenner, owner/operator of the Northville Market; Thomas King, the general manager of Stop & Shop; and Gabriel Nibes of Walmart for letting us sell these in front of their stores; and the Lions Club for sharing itsr booth at the fall festival.

We veterans are not surprised at the kindness, generosity and compassion of our friends and neighbors in New Milford, but we do not take this for granted and want to express our deepest appreciation for making us proud to be your friend and neighbor, and proud to be a veteran.

Rita Hull

Chairwoman

Luminary Committtee

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

New Milford