Senator Fasano Receives American Legion’s Highest Honor

July 8, 2005

State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) was the recipient of the American Legion’s Americanism Award this morning at the service order’s 87 th annual convention held at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford. The award is the highest honor given by the American Legion to a distinguished Connecticut citizen. Legion Americanism Chairman Donald McCarthy, a retired Elm City Deputy Fire chief, presented Senator Fasano with his award.

“It was truly a great honor to be the Legion’s 50 th annual recipient of this award and I would like to thank to Connecticut’s membership for this recognition,” said Senator Fasano, who is in his second term representing North Haven, East Haven, and Wallingford. “The American Legion is the world’s largest veterans’ organization so to join the list of those they have honored in the past is quite special.”

Senator Fasano was recognized in part for his work as the Senate’s Ranking Member on the new Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

“It was high time that the General Assembly established a separate Committee to deal exclusively with veterans affairs. This session I, along with my colleagues on the Veterans’ Committee put together an extensive package of bills that lends proper assistance to veterans who bravely and proudly served our country and I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of veterans throughout Connecticut in the years to come.”
Senator Fasano is a Minority Leader and the Ranking Member on the Committee on Planning and Development. He also serves on the Appropriations, General Law, and Program Review and Investigations Committees.