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Veterans Day to be marked with ceremonies in Greater Danbury area

Greater Danbury area municipalities are marking Veterans Day.  The Bethel Patriotic Association and the Bethel American Legion Post 100 are hosting a Ceremony at 10:50am on the front lawn of the Municipal Center.

Danbury's Veterans Day ceremony is planned for 11am at the Danbury War Memorial. The ceremony will include the singing of the National Anthem by the Immaculate High School Choir, remarks by Mayor Dean Esposito and state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi.  The placing of a memorial wreath will be done by Esposito, Saadi and Marine Corps League Hat City Detachment William Moser. A rifle salute by the Danbury Police Honor Guard and Taps by Al Russo will follow.

The New Fairfield Veterans Association will hold a celebration at 11 am at Veterans Memorial Park to honor all men and women who have served in the armed forces.

American Legion Post 78 will conduct a ceremony at 11am in Ridgefield in front of the Lounsbury House/Veterans Memorial Garden.  George Schuster, a graduate of Ridgefield High School and UConn who served in the Vietnam War will be the keynote speaker. 

Luminaries honoring Veterans have been placed along the walkways of the New Milford Town Green.  Mayor Pete Bass thanked the VFW Auxiliary, Volunteers, and others for sponsoring the tribute. 

The Danbury Fire Department, professional firefighter's Union and the Veterans of Foreign Wars have teamed up to collect old, damaged or retired American flags throughout November.  At the end of the month, the flags will be turned over to the VFW for proper honors and a retirement ceremony.  Flags can be dropped off at Fire Headquarters on New Street, and at the fire stations at 201 Osborne Street, 36 Eagle Road, 171 South King Street or 75 Kenosia Avenue Ext.