Danbury Senior Center has hosted an event honoring World War II and Korean War veteran Andy Pirone, Vietnam veteran Jean-Paul Trudel and, posthumously, WW II veteran Gene Bailey. They were recognized with banners as part of the Hometown Heroes Banners program. State Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Tom Saadi presented the World War II Victory Medal to Perone, the Connecticut wartime service medal to Trudel and flowers to Bailey's wife Marietta Molinaro Bailey, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito and Banner program founder Lee Tiecholz delivered remarks. Saadi also presented a certificate of recognition to Tiecholz from the DVA.