Letter: ‘Thank You’ from Eagle Scout Behind Veterans Banner Project

Dear Editor:

As the veteran banners on Elm Street come down on Friday, November 22nd and my Eagle Scout project wraps up, I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of the people who made this project possible.  

Thank you, Mr. Peter Langenus, Commander of VFW Post 653, for sponsoring this project and for working with me every step of the way.  Thank you, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan, and his team, including Mr. Tom Stadler, for setting the wheels in motion for this project last year. Thank you, Mrs. Megan Hammer of Hammer Graphic Design, for donating your time and talent to design the banners. Thanks to Mr. Jeff Platt and the Exchange Club of New Canaan for your generosity in underwriting part of the project.  Thank you, Mrs. Tucker Murphy, Executive Director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, for your guidance and coordination. Thank you, Mr. Tiger Mann, Mr. Mose Saccary, and everyone at the Department of Public Works who helped plan and hang the banner hardware.  

Most of all, I’d like to thank all of the New Canaan veterans for their service. Jack Goetz

Letter: Local Eagle Scout Project To Honor New Canaan Veterans

Dear Editor,

My name is Jack Goetz. I am a rising Junior at New Canaan High School and a member of BSA Troop 70. As part of my Eagle Project, I am writing to solicit a select number of photographs of and information about New Canaan veterans. For my project, “New Canaan Honors Our Veterans,” I will create a limited number of banners of New Canaan veterans which will hang from lamp posts in town for three weeks around Veteran’s Day 2019. The purpose of this project is to honor the New Canaan men and women who have served our country in a visual way.