Milford\u2019s Veterans, Ceremony and Parade Commission will tackle some concerns raised recently by local veterans and study some of their other requests. A group of veterans recently spoke before Milford\u2019s aldermen, asking for help on a number of fronts, from helping them in their efforts to have the Parsons Government Center auditorium officially recognized, with signs, as the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, to rewriting an ordinance overseeing veterans issues. Among other changes, a new ordinance recommended by veteran Joseph Viscount suggests that veterans be called upon to help other city departments during times of trouble, helping the \u201cfire and police commission as a reserve augmentation source of volunteers to help during natural disasters and civil unrest.\u201d Viscount has made a number of suggestions regarding Milford veterans. He wants to see the Veterans, Ceremony and Parade Commission name changed to the Veterans Commission because he believes the current name is too restrictive. He also wants the board to consist of 10 members rather than seven, including two representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Vietnam Veterans of America. In addition to suggesting the commission muster volunteers in the case of a natural disaster, his recommended ordinance adds oversight of the city war monuments, \u201cinsuring that each has the names of the fallen embedded on their respective monument.\u201d The commission also would oversee the Hall of Honor in the Veterans Auditorium Lobby of the Parsons Complex \u201cto insure regular accessibility to the citizens of Milford to view mounted name plaques, insure that they are current for WW I, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War. To add the Persian Gulf Wars I & II, Afghanistan War and any future or earlier wars,\u201d he wrote in his proposed ordinance. Tom Flowers, chairman of the city\u2019s Veterans, Ceremony and Parade Commission, said Viscount\u2019s proposed ordinance is \u201cwell intentioned\u201d but some of it needs to be researched. \u201cI don\u2019t think we can support it as written,\u201d Flowers said about the proposed ordinance. \u201cIt would need further research.\u201d For example, the proposal calls for veterans getting more involved with the city schools, helping them come up with speakers for veterans observances and the like. Flowers thinks the commission needs to talk to school officials before putting that into an ordinance to see if they want assistance. He also thinks the group should talk to police and fire officials about Viscount\u2019s proposal that veterans be called up during times of emergency. \u201cThere are items in his proposal that we can take on,\u201d Flowers said. \u201cBut we don\u2019t need to change the ordinance to do that.\u201d One effort commission members are already addressing is getting new signs for the Veterans Auditorium at the Parsons Complex.