Veterans’ Names Sought for Monument
Canaan — The American Legion in Canaan is seeking names for the town veterans’ monument, along with new post members.
Weld Webster Post No. 55 and Friends of Canaan Village are updating the Canaan Veterans Monument.
According to the town website, the most current names on the monument date back to the Vietnam era.
To be eligible, veterans must have entered military service from Canaan, been honorably discharged or still serving honorably, and served at least one day of active military duty during the following time periods:
∎ World War I, April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918.
∎ World War II: Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946.
∎ Korean War, June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955.
∎ Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975.
∎ Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984. ∎ Panama, Dec. 20, 1989, to Jan. 31, 1990.
∎ Gulf War/War on Terrorism, Aug. 2, 1990, to present.
The eligible branches of service are the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those who served in the Merchant Marine from Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946, also are eligible.
Anyone who knows of a name that is missing or should be added to the monument may contact Harry Armstrong at 603-523-7093 or David Stacey at 603-523-9100. Information may also be mailed to Weld-Webster Post 55, Box 133, Canaan, NH 03741. In a recent news release, the post asked that information be sent by April 30. — Staff report