Greenwich holds many events and ceremonies to honor veterans

November 1, 2017 by  

In a ceremony recently held at Town Hall, three veterans from Greenwich received the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medals.

The medals were presented to those who served the country during the Vietnam War by state Representative Livvy Floren and First Selectman Peter J. Tesei. The medals were obtained by Daniel Griffin, a member of the Greenwich Veterans Council.

Those who attended the ceremony were Blaise Bruno, Craig Connolly, and Earle Cullen, while two additional veterans who also were awarded the medal, Vincent Masi and Peter Le Beau, were not able to attend. All are members of the American Legion Post 29.

Griffen said that any veteran from Connecticut who served at least 90 days in a war is able to receive the medal. Griffen thanked Tesei for working with veterans in Westchester County and Connecticut and also with the Greenwich Veterans Council.

Also in honor of veterans, there will be a Veterans Day Community Patriotic Walk and Ceremony beginning at 10:15 am on Saturday, November 11, with the ceremony following at 11:00 am. A Veterans Day Parade will be held on the same day at 7:00 pm by the Byram Veterans Association.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed throughout town, so residents and others will become aware of events and make plans to attend.