To the Editor:

Prisoner of War/Missing in Action, Connecticut Forget-Me-Nots held our annual benefit dance at VFW Post 1672 in New Milford.

Flashback has provided its incredible music for more than a quarter of a century as a benefit to enable us to continue to support the families of our POW/MIAs and to pursue an honorable resolution to this national tragedy.

We thank those who came to dance, as well as Flashback for its support.

We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to hold our annual dance at VFW Post 1672. We are very grateful to the members of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary for their generous support and concern for our POW/MIAs.

Everyone enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres, platters and snacks that were donated by area businesses.

Thank you to The Pantry, Big Y, Northville Market, Stew Leonard's and Stop & Shop for the delicious culinary treats.

Once again, we received outstanding raffle prizes from area merchants and individuals despite these difficult economic times.

Thank you to the following merchants for their overwhelming generosity and support:

Natural Marketplace, Sharoan's Hair Studio, Warner Theatre, American Legion Post #87, White Horse Country Pub and Restaurant, Quality Gem, Nan Rossiter, Privet House, Washington Food Market, Candlewood Tool & Machine Shop, Torie & Howard, Washington Supply Outdoor Living and Bank Street Theater.

Also, County Wine & Spirits, Averill Farm, Louise Ruscoe, Ruth Chase Flowers, Fat City Screen Printing & Sportstitch, Claudia Avery, Appletree Design Depot, Hopkins Inn, Seven Angels Theatre, Devine Hair Co., Hidden Valley Eatery, Tasty Waves, Bantam Cinema, Maple Bank Farm, River Bistro, Washington Pizza House and Len's Barber Shop.

We also wish to extend a special thank you to the members of American Legion Post 87 in Washington Depot for their continuing generosity and support.

Thank you to the Spectrum for its support in sharing our information with the public.

Kathy Shemeley