Cormier og 11 8-3-17

Outgoing Post #13 Jr. Vice Commander Albert L. Cormier, right, is congratulated by Commander Ronald P. Coderre on his selection as Post Legionnaire of the Year. Courtesy photo.
Longtime area educator and outgoing Post #13 Jr. Vice Commander Albert L. Cormier was honored at the Installation of Officers as the Post’s Legionnaire of the Year 2016-2017.  Cormier, a retired Army Major and Vietnam veteran, serves as the chairman of the Children and Youth Committee, overseeing the scholarship program, the oratorical contest, Americanism activities and Boys’ State selection.  He’s also active in a number of areas involving programs for veterans and Post fund-raising activities.
Cormier is a graduate of St. Francis College in Maine.  He holds advanced degrees from Assumption College and Worcester State University.  He’s been involved as an educator, counselor, coach and administrator at Marianapolis Prep, Putnam High School, Woodstock Academy and Putnam Science Academy.  He’s a member of the Putnam Lions Club, where he leads the teen arm of the organization, the Leo’s club.   
“Cormier is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and a great American.  He’s worked tirelessly on behalf of the young people of our area for years.  His input to the Post’s youth programs has been significant.  He was the perfect choice for Legionnaire of the Year,” said Commander Ronald P. Coderre.
Cormier and his wife of 43 years, Joyce are the parents of two adult daughters, Amanda and Carolyn.  They have two grandchildren. 
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