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The veteran's commission consists of nine members. At least six members shall be residents of East Hartford. Such members shall be appointed for a two year term. In addition, the agent for veterans' affairs designated pursuant to Section 2- 113a of the Town Ordinacnes, shall serve as an ex-officio member of the commission on veterans' affairs.
The veterans commission members shall include all previous members of the commission on veterans affairs and the patriotic commission. The commission is charged with compiling contact information from federal and state veterans’ affairs agencies and veterans’ advocacy groups. The commission may coordinate the scheduling of regular hours for veterans’ advocates to meet with veterans at town hall or other town facilities.
The commission may assist the mayor and the agent for veterans’ affairs in communicating matters of interest to veterans, active duty personnel and their families in the town of East Hartford. The commission may work with town organizations and volunteers to carry out its projects and may officially recognize such organization and volunteers for their service.
The commission will also conduct celebratory and memorial events to commemorate national and state holidays and such other events to honor active military and veterans.