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  • State Library Working On Record Of Connecticut's Role In The Great War

    State Library Working On Record Of Connecticut's Role In The Great War
    Howard Swanson was just a little tyke when he and his father went to New Britain General Hospital to visit his Uncle Jake. It was a long time ago, the mid-1930s, but the 82-year-old Plainville resident vividly recalls his uncle, Jacob (Fred) Bernasconi,...
  • Manchester Elks Lodge Collecting Clothes For Needy Veterans

    The Manchester Elks Lodge recently delivered a truckload of donated clothing to the veterans hospital in Newington and is planning a November clothing drive to bring in more items for needy veterans. Last month Manchester resident Gerry Gallo was...
  • American Legion poppies a fitting symbol on Veterans Day

    American Legion poppies a fitting symbol on Veterans Day
    Since 1921, poppies have been the American Legion's symbol of sacrifice and freedom. Nationwide, these red crepe-paper flowers are distributed in exchange for donations to help veterans. Today is Veterans Day, and the American Legion's auxiliary in...
  • Better care for our veterans is needed

    Better care for our veterans is needed
    As we remember those who have served country on this Veteran's Day, it should be noted that the systems that provide care for our veterans are being stretched to the breaking point ("After VA scandal, American Legion director sees wait times and service...
  • Veterans Day events Tuesday

    Veterans Day events Tuesday
    Veterans Day observance: Hosted by American Legion Post 286 Family. During the 11 a.m. ceremony, each veteran will receive a thank you gift from the Auxiliary Unit 286. After the ceremony, a BBQ dinner will be available for for $7. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ,...
  • Veterans Day events

    Veterans Day events
    Newport News World War I exhibit. Nov. 9, 1 p.m., the Virginia War Museum, 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, opens a new exhibit, "Artillery on the Western Front: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of World War I with...
  • Longtime Manchester Memorial Hospital Pharmacist Dies At 94

    Martin Aroian, a longtime pharmacist at Manchester Memorial Hospital, died Oct. 11. He was 94. Aroian was born in Hartford in 1919. He was a state singles tennis champion at Hartford Public High School. After graduating from the University of...
  • East Ridge High students to present 'Diary of Anne Frank'

    The East Ridge High School theater department will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 through 21 in the school auditorium, 1322 Excalibur Road, Clermont. "The Diary of Anne Frank" adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the original Frances...
  • Deerfield High graduate killed in action as Navy SEAL to be honored

    Deerfield Beach plans to mark Veterans Day this year by dedicating a memorial to a man who went from the math club and tennis team at Deerfield Beach High School to giving his life for his country in the mountains of Afghanistan. A helicopter carrying...
  • Newington Honors Veterans

    NEWINGTON -- The town marked Veterans Day Tuesday with a solemn ceremony in the atrium of town hall attended by about 100 people. The event marked the 28th anniversary of the town's veterans memorial, which was dedicated by then-Gov. William A. O'Neill,...
  • Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies

     Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies
    Military veterans and politicians packed into the city's annual Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field, calling on Chicagoans to work to make sure people who have served in the armed forces have jobs and places to live. The event served as a chance...