Friday, December 08, 2017

Clinton Resident Inducted into CT Veterans Hall of Fame

State Senator Art Linares (right) presented a citation
to Robert E. Bailey, Jr. of Clinton (left). Mr. Bailey is
a 2017 inductee into the Connecticut
Veterans Hall of Fame.
Hartford – At a ceremony at the State Capitol Monday, Clinton resident Robert E. Bailey, Jr. was
inducted into the Connecticut Veterans’ Hall of Fame. State Senator Art Linares of Westbrook nominated Bailey for the honor.

Each year, veterans from throughout Connecticut can be nominated for induction to the hall. Inductees are Connecticut veterans who honorably served their country through military service and continue to serve and inspire their communities and the state. As an example, veterans selected for the hall may have contributed professionally, through civic participation, worked for Veteran’s advocacy, or been politically active. Veterans can also be recognized for their contributions over the life of the nominee.

Sen. Linares said he nominated Mr. Bailey for his outstanding service in the U.S. Navy and his continued service in Connecticut.

“Mr. Bailey dedicated more than 35 years of his life to the Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars, serves as the State Commanders, and is a Gold Legacy Life Member of the VFW,” Sen. Linares said. “He established funds to help veterans and their families financially and helps veterans with their VA eligibility and services. He also serves as a mentor and coach for children in community activities.

“Mr. Bailey has been such a positive force in our community and Connecticut as a whole,” Sen. Linares said. “It was an honor to nominate him for induction into the Veterans Hall of Fame. I can think of no one who deserves this more.”

Mr. Bailey is one of 11 veterans inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame in 2017. The Hall was established in 2005 and has inducted 113 veterans. Information about the CT Veterans Hall of Fame and its honorees can be found at http://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/CT-Veterans-Hall-of-Fame.

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