Hughes elected American Legion commander

The Greenwich American Legion Post 29 announced today the election and installation of new officers including the new commander, Christopher J. Hughes.

Christopher is a former United States Marine who served in several global conflicts including Desert Storm. He has been the master of ceremonies and the event coordinator for the American Legion’s Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor events for the past twenty years.

In addition to his work with the American Legion Christopher is active with the Veterans Of Foreign Wars, is the founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Honor Guard, founder and chairmen of the Greenwich September 11th Remembrance Committee, master of ceremonies for the Independence Day Association of Greenwich and has served as a senior commissioning committee member for the USS New York (LPD-21) and the USS Bulkeley (DDG-84).

His work with patriotic events begin when as event chairmen for the American Legion, he partnered with the Veterans Appreciation Council to help create the annual Salute to Veterans event by bringing up aircraft from his former unit, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 for display at the Greenwich High School athletic fields.

Mr. Hughes said he has begun the planning and work to expand the membership of the American Legion in Greenwich as well as prepare for their community activities which currently include Boys and Girls State, youth baseball and essay competition, in addition to marking patriot days such as Flag Day.

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