Young American Award Sponsorship Needed for Connecticut Heroes in Defense of Our Nation
The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association gives scholarships to graduating HS students of outstanding caliber by way of the Young American Awards. June 2023 will be our 47th year promoting leadership and patriotism in Fairfield County high school graduates.
We are seeking new sponsors for new awards.
We would be honored to give a scholarship in the name of you, your company, or anyone you wish. If you wish to remain anonymous, here are some famous people from CT who have major contributions to our nation that can be used if you so choose.
$500 – $999: Name or business name/logo will appear in the YAA program, one ticket to YAA 2023, group mention to our 30+ media outlets, and a direct call from WCMOA
$1,000 – $1,499: Name or business name/logo will appear in the YAA program, two tickets to YAA 2023, group mention to our 30+ media outlets, and a direct call from WCMOA
$1,500 – $1,999: Name or business name/logo will appear in the YAA program, three tickets to YAA 2023, INDIVIDUAL mention to our 30+ media outlets, and a direct call from WCMOA
Donations of $2,000 or more – please reach out directly to Matt Hicks, President, on (917) 887-2195 or to discuss any size gift.
Perhaps you know of an organization, individual or company who might want to honor one of our Connecticut well-known or lesser-known Heroes in Defense of Our Nation
Colonel Ruth A Lucas – the first African American woman to attain the rank of full Colonel in the US Air Force. She is from Stamford, CT
Lieutenant General Rochambeau – French Count who assisted General George Washington. His army played the decisive role in helping the United States defeat the British army at Yorktown in 1781.
Colonel Henry A. Mucci – first generation Italian who commanded United States Army 6th Ranger Battalion during WWII, which rescued 513 survivors of the Bataan Death March from Cabanatuan Prison Camp. He was born in Bridgeport, CT.
Ethan Allen – American Revolutionary War patriot and a founder of Vermont and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. He was born in 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony.
Abigail Merwin – Milford Revolutionary patriot who performed similar to call to arms as Paul Revere, alerted Americans of the approach of the British on August 25, 1777
Corporal Joseph Pierce – Civil War Chinese American in the Union Army who fought in the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg. After the war, he settled in Meriden, CT
Sergeant Major Allan J. Kellogg Jr – US Marine Corps awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Vietnam War. Graduate of Bethel HS
Lieutenant Lee R. Hartell – US Army from Danbury, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions during the Korean War.
Colonel Kevin Brown “Red Eagle” – US Army Mohegan tribal leader who initiated Vets Rock Career Fair and many outreach programs for veterans.
Connecticut Heroes in Defense of Our Nation.pdf
Connecticut Heroes in Defense of Our Nation
Donations for a “named” sponsorship must be made no later than
30 April 2023!
Donations for any purpose can be made by:
Or by check made payable to “WCMOA” and mailed to:
Western Connecticut Military Officers Association
PO Box 2145
Norwalk, CT 06852-2145
For more information you can also reach out to
or call Donna (203) 577-9568;
or call Mary (757) 373-5646; or or call Susan (203) 257-2089
PLEASE DONATE TODAY!