NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Veterans Council will honor two residents Thursday evening for their commitment to their nation and community.
Ed Mackiewicz of the TGM Post will be named Veteran of the Year and Steve Collins from HALS Academy will be named Patriotic Educator of the Year at the council’s annual awards dinner at VFW Hall 511, 41 Veterans Drive.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social and the program will start at 6:45 p.m. ,with dinner to follow.
The event is open to the public and tickets at the door are $20. All net proceeds will go to New Britain Veterans Council-based programs including Memorial Day ceremonies, NBHS-JROTC recognitions and Veterans Day.