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Veterans Day 2017

Teaching Kent students about the American flag

KENT — Nine military veterans whose service spanned from World War II through the Gulf War took part in a Veterans Day ceremony at Kent Center School on Thursday, Nov. 9. 
The presentation in the auditorium and visits by some of the vets to individual classrooms were organized by American Legion Post 153 and Post Commandant (and Board of Education member) Martin Lindenmayer.
All grades of the elementary school were assembled in the auditorium as the veterans marched in, preceded by a bagpipe salute. 

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Soldier who served under Patton at ceremony

LAKEVILLE — Among the veterans who came to Salisbury Central School on Thursday, Nov. 9, for a Veterans Day assembly was Bub Pitcher of Sharon, who was in the Army under General George S. Patton and recently turned 101.
Also on hand was Betty Hodgkins, a Navy nurse during World War II.

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North Canaan vets don’t rest on laurels

NORTH CANNAN — Military veterans are often men of action and so it was appropriate that several veterans in North Canaan celebrated Veterans Day (Saturday, Nov. 11) by doing good works for the community.
First there was the 11 a.m. ceremony at the Dough Boy monument in the center of town, where a crowd of about 35 people braved the cold to hear some words of praise and thanks fromCouch Pipa VFW Post 6851 Commander Kirk Harrington.

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11 degrees at 11 a.m. on 11/11 for Veterans Day

KENT — More than 50 community members braved the morning chill on Saturday, Nov. 11, to pay respect to the town’s veterans at the Kent Veterans Day celebration, held at the newly rebuilt Veterans Memorial next to the Swift House in the town center.
Retired Navy Captain Martin Lindenmayer opened with thanks to Kent residents who attended the service, to  members of American Legion Hall-Jennings Post 153, and to all veterans for their service and sacrifice. 

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Message about war, freedom

WINSTED — Although Veterans Day, officially, was on Saturday, Nov. 11, there were several events honoring military veterans in Winsted during the week.  
On Friday, Nov. 10, veterans  were honored at assemblies at Batcheller Early Education Center, Pearson Middle School, Northwestern Regional School District and The Gilbert School.
On Nov. 11, a ceremony was held at Forest View Cemetery, where veterans from the Civil War to modern times are buried.

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A prayer of thanks for military veterans

SALISBURY — A small but hardy crowd turned out to honor veterans at a ceremony at the war memorial next to Town Hall in Salisbury on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Down coats and fleece jackets were the outfits of choice for most people, but a few veterans including Ron Solan came dressed in  their military gear. 
Jason McGarry, a Navy veteran and native of Salisbury, organized the event for American Legion Post 70. Even though he now lives in Mansfield, Conn., he heads up the Salisbury Legion post as a way to give back to a community he loves. 

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