Walking for Kids
Veterans from the American Legion District 4 will be joining the "Family Kids’ Walk’ in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center from 10 a.m. to noon May 1 at Coventry High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Rain date: May 2. Ronald P. Coderre, District #4 commander, announced the appointment of Chas MacKenzie of the Mayotte-Viens Post #13 of Putnam and Frank Poirier of Buck-Dubiel Post #101 of Somers as co-chairmen of this year’s event.  Poirier’s 9-year-old daughter Addison, left, is the Walk Ambassador. Anyone wishing to support the event should contact a Legionnaire in their area. MacKenzie, who served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy, is a veteran of the Lebanon-Grenada conflicts era.  He’s been a member of Post #13 for six years.  The Putnam resident serves as Post #13 Adjutant and Historian.
Poirier served in the Army National Guard from 2006 to 2011 as a military policeman.  A four-year member of Post #101, he’s the Post Adjutant and adjutant of the Sons of American Legion unit in Somers.  Poirier’s daughter Addison is a third grader at Somers Elementary School. Courtesy photo.


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