Shelton Legion program helps welcome home military personnel

Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be lining streets and driveways with American flags as part of a program to welcome home military personnel.

Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be lining streets and driveways with American flags as part of a program to welcome home military personnel.

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SHELTON - Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be lining streets and driveways with American flags as part of a program to welcome home military personnel.

Mike Kellett, American Legion 3rd District executive committeeman, said the local Post created this program to help families of military personnel in welcoming home their loved ones from deployment, discharge or retiring from the military.

“As veterans still serving America, the Legion recognizes and appreciates the sacrifice of all who serve as well as the sacrifice of their families,” Kellett said.

Kellett said Legionaries will work with family members to find just the right location for the flags, and they will be placed the afternoon or evening before a service member comes home and removed the day after.

“Welcome home,” Kellett said. “Two simple words that far too many veterans did not get to hear upon their return home. The American Legion is committed to making sure that on our watch, returning soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines get the message loud and clear with the Operation Welcome Home Program.”

Families living in Shelton who would like flags placed to welcome home their loved ones should contact American Legion Post 16 at admin@sheltonpost16.org.

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