Danbury is renaming Veterans Hall at Rogers Park for the former Director of Veterans Affairs. The City Council last week approved naming the building located on Memorial Drive as "Patrick R Waldron Veterans Hall". Waldron fought relentlessly to help veterans, their widows and dependents for almost three decades prior to his death in October at the age of 81. Council President Joe Cavo says Waldron was a Korean War Veteran who was dedicated to helping others. He called it a great testament to all Waldron has done for the City.
Mayor Mark Boughton says renaming Veterans Hall would serve as a fitting memorial to Patrick and will honor and remember him for for his great service. Boughton says renaming Veterans Hall represents a lasting tribute and will continue to serve as such for future generations.
City Councilman Tom Saadi says Patrick R Waldron Veterans Hall will be a great way to continue his legacy of his patriotism and service to veterans, and that he could think of no other person more deserving of this honor.
A ceremony has been held at the Danbury War Memorial to mark the 73rd anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. A number of World War II veterans attended the ceremony Sunday. The remembrance service was led by Cavo, with remarks from Army reservist Saadi, along with 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. The Japanese attack on the U.S. launched the country into World War II. The attack killed about 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers.