Veteran's Advisory Committee

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Established in 2021, The Veteran's Advisory Committee works to further enhance the Town of Manchester's efforts to provide its veterans with support, services and opportunities consistent with Connecticut General Statutes Section 27-135. 

The Committee meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7p.m. with the exception of July and August.  In 2024, the June meeting will be held on June 26 due to the holiday on June 19. Meetings are held at the Manchester Senior Center, unless otherwise posted.  


Resources for Veterans and Their Families

The Town of Manchester Human Services Department has designed a page to help centralize some of the programs and services that are available for Veterans.  Please click here to access that resource.


Businesses that Support Veterans

Local Businesses that Support our Veterans:

Carolina Tobacco Emporium 10% discount Address: 406 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester, CT 06040 Phone(860) 649-0090 no website

Champs Address: 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT 06042 Phone(860) 644-6725

Foot locker Address: 194 Buckland Hills Dr Suite 2202, Manchester, CT 06042 Phone(860) 644-5377

Rack Room Shoes Address: 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT 06042 Phone(860) 648-0375

Auto Zone: Address 410 Broad St Manchester, CT 06040 phone: (860) 649-2885

Filomena’s address: 775 Main St, Manchester, CT 06040 Phone(860) 647-7263

Hartford Rd Pizza Address: 250 Hartford Rd, Manchester, CT 06040 Phone(860) 432-8800

Pastrami on Wry Address: 291 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040 Phone(860) 783-8550

Animal Medical Clinic  200 Sheldon Rd  (860) 646-1110

Bolton Vet 222 Boston Turnpike (Open 24 hours) (860) 646-6134

Smith land Agway Address: 33 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06042 Phone(860) 643-5123

All American Landscaping; owner Justin Giordano (860) 571-1633 lawncare, seasonal cleanup

Essential Lawncare owner; Jerome Grant JR. 860.967.4163 lawncare, snow removal, seasonal cleanup

Manchester Community College has an Veterans Oasis Center

Webster Bank - Offers many banking discounts and rewards for Veterans, click here to learn more.

National Chains that Support our Veterans

Please click here for an extensive listing of national and chain stores that support veterans.


If you are a local business that would like to see your information added to this list, please contact


Frequently Asked Questions (Benefits, Supports, Etc)

Frequently Asked Questions (This is work in progress, please check back often!)

1. Can I submit a VA Disability Compensation claim online? 

Answer: A VA Disability Claim can be filed online easily by creating an account with Here is a playlist showing you how to get started:


Flag Etiquette

Public Law 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, contains rules for handling and displaying the U.S. flag. While the federal code contains no penalties for misusing the flag, states have their own flag codes and may impose penalties. The language of the federal code makes clear that the flag is a living symbol. 

Click here for an in-depth but easy to follow guide on proper flag etiquette so you can proudly and properly display your flags.

Useful VA Websites and Links for Veterans

Below please find useful links from the US Department of Veteran's Affairs:

Here is a Service Connected Matix, to identify benefits entitled based on a Veterans Service Connected Percentage:

Here is Fact Sheet from the Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA):


Veterans Banner Program

Honoring our heroes at the heart of our community. The Manchester Veterans Banner Program celebrates the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country.

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