Thursday, August 17, 2006

CT VFW Burns Down

In Glastonbury, CT on Sunday night a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) building burned down taking irreplaceable historical items with it. An ash covered photo album was one of the only things able to be salvaged.

"...The VFW leased the building from the town for $1 a year and did not have fire insurance, Forrest said. He said the organization could not afford a new structure and would likely use another town space for its meetings and programs.

Aside from historical artifacts, photos and pictures, the fire destroyed more than 15 cases of donated food, toiletries, pillows, cards and letters that were going to the Marines of Plainville-based Charlie Company in Fallujah, Iraq...." (source)

It took over 50 firefighters to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

I bet it was Ned Lamont's followers... Damn peaceniks.

CYA Disclaimer: Just to be clear (and avoid any suggestion of slander/libel) …I have no idea if this fire was an accident or foul play and no idea who would have started it if arson was suspected. I was being a bit facetious with the Lamont comment – in the spirit of the MoveOn.org crowd that has been attributing all breaking news on his win...

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