Hardware City Chapter 8

Working Hard for Connecticut Vets
Hardware City Chapter 8 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is proud to support veterans causes and serve New Britain area veterans in a wide variety of ways. As one of 19 Connecticut chapters of the 1.2 million-member national DAV, Hardware City Chapter 8 supports all state and national DAV programs and initiatives at the local level. Chapter 8 officers and members are active in the local New Britain-area and Connecticut veterans community, advocate locally for veterans rights, represent Connecticut veterans at state and national events, raise funds for veterans programs, and volunteer countless hours at bingos, fundraisers, the VA hospital, Connecticut Veterans Parade and much, much more. If a veterans' cause needs support, or a local vet needs a helping hand, Hardware City Chapter 8 is at the ready. Like its state and national governing organizations, Chapter 8 has one overriding mission: To empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

Who is Eligible to Join the DAV?

Any man or woman, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in the service of either the military or naval forces of the United States of America, and who has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service, or who may still be in active service in the armed forces of the United States of America is eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans. Others who are disabled while serving with any of the armed forces of any nations associated with the United States of America as allies during any of its war periods, who are American citizens and who are honorably discharged, are also eligible.

If you are interested in joining the DAV, please click here.

To view Hardware City Chapter 8's official DAV web page, click here.

To visit DAV national's website, click here.

Disabled American Veterans, Hardware City Chapter 8




Dennis Taricani

Senior Vice Commander:

John Taricani 

Junior Vice Commander:

Richard Kotek


Bob Nowik


Ron Lamontagne


Service Officer:

Dean Buden 


Tom Janowski

Office of the Day:

Mark Abraham


James Hannafin

Membership Chairman:

Tom Higgins

Hardware City Chapter 8 members and officers meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at VFW Post 511, 41 Veterans Drive, New Britain, Conn. Local members are encouraged to attend meetings, learn more about the current activities of Chapter 8 and support its efforts on behalf of veterans. To reach Chapter 8 directly, please contact Commander Dennis Taricani at d.taricani@comcast.net or (860) 729-5538.

DAV Chapter 8

PO Box 266

New Britain, CT 06050