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Patriot Award Given Out

Patriot Award Given Out

Michael Tippo, an Air Force veteran, town leader, and founder of the Enfield Fourth of July celebration, is being recognized for his dedication to his town and country with the annual Patriot Award, presented each year at the celebration.

Peter Falk, chairman of the Patriot Award Committee, said the award, established in 2003, recognizes patriotism as a "vital thread that binds and strengthens our community while defining us as a nation," and Tippo is the embodiment of that spirit.

"I have known Mike Tippo for over 42 years," he said. "He has served his country and served his community, in addition to being married for over 45 years, raising two lovely...