Veterans Day Ceremony Today

Congressman Chris Murphy is expected to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony on the Green today at 11:00. Acting Mayor Santogatta also is expected to attend. Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day, which was the day a treaty was signed ending the first World War. The treaty was signed at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year. The holiday marks those who died in that war and every war since.

Be sure to thank all of ou soldiers, past and present for the sacrifices they have made in thier personal, family, and public lives for the sake of the rest of our freedom. Remember that not all veterans have grey hair. Many are as young as 18, 19, or in their 20s and 30s and have served in Aghanistan, Iraq, and in any of a number of large and small conflicts over the years. When a soldier or sailer signs up for service, they understand that they will be at the mercy of world and political events that they cannot control. And yet they go anyway.

Remember to give thanks on this solemn day.


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