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The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department thanked Service Men and Women who served, and continue to serve, the United States at times on conflict as well as at times of peace.  Over Memorial Day weekend, they also celebrated and thanked all members of the Emergency Services who put their lives on the line in service to local communities as well.

Members of the Greater Danbury state legislative delegation participated in small wreath laying ceremonies yesterday in honor of Memorial Day.  In Bethel, Representatives Steve Harding and Raghib Allie-Brennan and Senators Julie Kushner and Will Haskell joined town leadership to honor fallen service members. 

A ceremony  was also held at the Danbury War Memorial. Kushner and Harding were joined there by Representatives Bob Godfrey and Ken Gucker, along with Veteran Juan Vasquez from Danbury VFW Post 149.  Kushner and Gucker also laid a wreath at New Fairfield Veterans’ Memorial.

A Memorial Day ceremony was held in New Milford yesterday.  Members of the High School band played TAPS.  Children in Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops placed American Flags on the graves of Veterans.  American Legion Commander Jeff McBreairty, VFW Commander Jim Delancy, Water Witch Chief Rich Squires and Police Chief Spenser Cerruto organized the Memorial Day Tribute.  Water Witch Fire, Northville Fire, Gaylordsville Fire, New Milford Ambulance, Police and all Honor Guards all participated.  Legion Chaplain Sullivan offered the benediction.

While traditional Memorial Day ceremonies weren't held yesterday, the occasion was still marked and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice were honored.  Monroe First Selectman Ken Kellogg was joined by State Representative JP Sredzinski, and veterans to ensure that the Town properly recognized Memorial Day 2020 with an abbreviated ceremony.

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