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Veterans Day 2020 ceremonies and events across CT

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(WTNH) — Cities and towns across the state are honoring those who fought and sacrificed for our country.

Below is a list of events:

Middletown

Governor Ned Lamont and Senator Richard Blumenthal were among those honoring Connecticut’s veterans in Middletown Wednesday, reminding people to remember those who serve.

The annual ceremony is held at the CT State Veterans Cemetary to thank all those who have served and are serving in the U.S. military.

Derby

The John H. Collins Post #24 – American Legion Department of CT conducted a Veterans Day Ceremony on the Derby Green at 10:30 am on Nov. 11. City hall is closed.

Manchester

Manchester Memorial Hospital held a virtual ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Meriden

Veterans were honored with a ceremony at Stop and Shop in Meriden located at 485 Broad St. The event started at 10 a.m.

Mayor Kevin Scarpati said, “We gather today a little differently in the year 2020. But with the same purpose and meaning: to pay homage to our veterans.”

American Legion Post 45 Commander Bob Williams said, “We’re here today to honor our service members and the sacrifices they made in honor of duty and country.”

The mayor is urging people to talk to veterans and hear their stories.

Milford

The Veterans Ceremony and Parade Commission (VCPC) will host a virtual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8 starting at 1 p.m. The ceremony will begin with a patriotic performance by the Milford Concert Band with the formal programming beginning at 2 p.m. The event can be seen online.

Milford also held a wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in front of city hall.

New Haven

The Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33 held a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 on the front steps of New Haven City Hall. It included a wreath-laying at the flagpole on the Green.

The event was scaled back this year due to the pandemic.

“Obviously, this is a different Veterans Day. Life is fundamentally different because of the pandemic,” Mayor Justin Elicker said. “But let us savor our time today and to remember the sacrifices of so many.”

West Hartford

A ceremony was held on Nov. 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford.

Rocky Hill

Connecticut’s Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saardi spoke in Rocky Hill today to a crowd of veterans and their families.

He was joined by Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and other dignitaries to thank the brave men and women in uniform who served this country.

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