New Canaan’s Howard M. Bossa Post No. 653 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is the town’s oldest veterans organization. Chartered in 1921, the Post meets the second Thursday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 231 Main Street, at 8 p.m. Community activities include placing a new flag at the gravesite of each veteran on Memorial Day and placing a Christmas wreath on the gravesite of each veteran in December. For more information, call Peter Langenus at 203-966-7480 or email

American Legion Post 30 is in New Canaan, P.O. Box 263, according to the Legion’s national website. Call 860-721-5942 for details.