The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way communities will be able to celebrate the nation’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
Military flyovers, first responder parades and virtual ceremonies – there are several ways towns and cities across the state are making sure Memorial Day is not forgotten.
Due to COVID-19, people were asked to join virtually, as state officials and those honoring loved ones watched nearby.
One Good Thing: World War II veteran participates in longstanding Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Ceremony
As the state slowly reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Day ceremonies around Connecticut took on different forms this year. 98-year-old World War II veteran Jay Eugster of Shelton played a key part in the ceremony that replaced the canceled Derby-Shelton Memorial Day parade.
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 […]
The East Hartford Veterans Memorial Committee honored our fallen Veterans Saturday morning with a flag placing 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Norwich Free Academy will hold a virtual graduation ceremony in the parking lot of Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium on June 11.