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Some Danbury officials have a name in mind for the new Armed Forces Reserve Center under construction on Wooster Heights Road.  City Council President Joe Cavo and Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi, who is an army reservist, are supporting a proposal to have the facility named "Veterans Memorial Armed Forces Reserve Center".

 

Saadi says the Mayor, the Veterans Council of danbury and the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion supports the name.  The 411th, a Danbury based unit, will be the first to use the Reserve Center.  They will be known as the senior unit. 

 

The 411th will have to submit the name suggestion to the military, which has the final naming decision.

 

The pair are asking the rest of the Council to support their proposal at their meeting Tuesday.

 

Saadi says a lot of research went into naming the facility after specific people, but many of the notable wartime figures from the Danbury area have structures bearing their names.  He says "Veterans Memorial Armed Forces Reserve Center" recognizes the contributions of veterans in all branches and recognizes veterans from all wars, including those who are coming home from conflicts today.

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