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Virtual ceremony held in Hartford to remember fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — There won’t be parades or large ceremonies this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Memorial Day will be celebrated to remember our heroes. Leading up to the holiday weekend, Thursday evening Governor Ned Lamont remembered the fallen in a ceremony. The crowd was small as our nation faces a very […]

WWII vets to join Trump at VE Day ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight World War II veterans — the youngest of them age 96 — will join President Donald Trump at a wreath-laying ceremony Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Their hopes to mark the day in Moscow were dashed because of the coronovirus pandemic. White […]

Spain to mourn virus victims for unprecedented 10-day period

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has declared 10 days of mourning starting Wednesday for the nearly 27,000 people who have died with the novel coronavirus in Spain, the longest official mourning period in the country’s 4-decade-old democracy. Flags will be hoisted to half-staff in more than 14,000 public buildings across the nation and on […]

How towns, cities in CT are honoring fallen heroes this Memorial Day amid pandemic

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — There are several ways towns and cities across the state are making sure fallen heroes are not forgotten this Memorial Day.  With COVID-19 limiting social gatherings, people are getting creative. Old Saybrook and Westport are going virtual with small ceremonies broadcasted to the community. Typically, Wolcott neighbors would gather to see first […]

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