The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Danbury War Memorial begins at 11am. This is hosted by the Danbury Veterans council and organized by the Disabled Americans Post in Danbury. Veterans Day is commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to mark the original armistice of World War One.
City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi, a member of the Army Reserves , says Danbury has a great tradition of supporting veterans and current service members.
The ceremony will recognize the service of everyone who has worn the uniform of the United States. There is no keynote speaker. Saadi says their intent is to honor both the living and the deceased, those lost during war and those lost during peacetime, and wounded warriors who carry scars of war physically and those with wounds that can't be seen.
Saadi says after more than a decade of constant war, sometimes people can get complacent and forget the sacrifices that veterans have made. Today is about that remembrance across all branches and across the centuries.