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3 World War II veterans take part in Danbury ceremony

The Danbury Veterans Council hosted a World War II Memorial Ceremony yesterday commemorating 77 years since the end of World War II on August 15th 1945.  Among the veterans in attendance were three who served in World War II.  John Edmond, Julius Demo and Andy Perone took part in the ceremony.  State Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Tom Saadi served as Master of Ceremonies and called the men members of the greatest of generations who lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II to free millions across the globe from oppression and returned home to build a great nation of peace and prosperity for subsequent generations.  Mayor Dean Esposito and Catholic War Veterans Commander Al Mead delivered remarks.  Retired Deputy Police Chief and Navy Veteran Shaun McCulgan read the names of the 106 men from Danbury who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.  Kelly Gleason sang the National Anthem.  The Danbury Police Department Honor Guard participated in the ceremony.  Saadi thanked CWV member Mindo Rebeiro for the display of WWII photos.

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