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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty Introduces Bill to Rename Oakville Post Office

July 11, 2018
Press Release
New name would honor veterans from Oakville

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced a bill to rename the Oakville Post Office to honor and recognize the servicemen and women of Watertown and surrounding communities. Oakville is a census-designated and neighborhood within Watertown, Connecticut.

Esty’s bill would designate the United States Postal Service facility located at 322 Main Street in Oakville, Connecticut as the “Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.” The bill would require that any mention in any law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States properly reference the facility and use the new name. 

“Renaming the Oakville Post Office the ‘Veterans Memorial Post Office Building’ is one more way we can thank our veterans—both living and dead—for their service to our country. Oakville has a proud tradition of answering the call to defend our nation at home and abroad. By dedicating this Post Office to all those who have worn the uniform, when Oakville residents come to buy stamps or pick up packages, they will be reminded of the debt of gratitude we owe to our veterans,” said Esty.

“On behalf of the Citizens of Oakville, I would like to thank Congresswoman Esty for honoring our veterans and dedicating the Oakville Post Office to the service members we hold so dear to our hearts,” said Tom Winn, the Chairman of the Watertown Town Council and a United States Air Force veteran. 

Esty serves on the Committee of Veterans Affairs and is the Ranking Member on the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs subcommittee. Esty’s recent legislative victories for veterans include the House passing the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, which she is a cosponsor of, by a vote of 382-0 and President Trump signing the VA MISSION Act into law, which included language from her CARE for All Veterans Act. Additionally, Esty also secured an additional $2 million be used to increase funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for sexual assault prevention and response programs.