The New Milford Veterans Committee will be able to purchase a bugle and insert thanks to the donation of a local family.

Stephen Looney donated the $565 for the items on behalf of his family after learning about the veterans committee’s need at this week’s Town Council meeting.

Council had originally planned to use town money as a way to support the veterans but thanked Looney for his generosity and accepted a check from him that will be passed along to the veterans.

The bugle and insert will be used to play “Taps” at veterans’ funerals and patriotic events, such as Memorial Day and the 9/11 memorial.