CT Real Estate Barbara Altieri : Shelton CT Veterans Day -- Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

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Shelton CT Veterans Day -- Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

 

Shelton CT Veterans Day  -- Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

 

Veterans Day, always observed on November 11, is a day to remember all men and women,  past and present, who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

 

A brief history -- Originally Veterans Day was called Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I hostilities on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  In 1938 it was made a legal federal holiday.  Then in 1954, the name was changed from Armistice Day (which honored only WWI veterans)  to Veterans Day, which would include veterans of all wars in the remembrance.

 

On Sunday, November 11, the American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park by the Shelton Riverwalk at 10:30 a.m.  

 

Before the ceremony, which will include a 21-gun salute and an invocation, there will be a bench dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. honoring the memory of U. S. Army Lt. Thomas Brown, who was killed in action in Iraq in September, 2008.  26-year old Brown died of wounds sustained when his patrol came under small arms fire during dismounted operations.

 

The 10:30 a.m. ceremony will also include speeches by a guest speaker and local dignitaries. Names of veterans who have passed away since last Veterans Day will be read. 

 

The public is invited back to the American Legion at 295 Bridgeport Avenue after the ceremony where members who have died in the last year will be honored.

 

Veterans Day is a day to remember those who died in service to our country, and also to recognize those who continue to serve today.  Wherever you are on Veterans Day, make every effort  to say “thank you” to those who have bravely  fulfilled their patriotic duty to maintain the freedoms of our country. 

 

God bless our veterans!

 

  

 

Barbara Altieri, REALTOR®
Listing and Buyer's Agent
Certified Short Sales Specialist
RealtyQuest Real Estate Sales and Services Team

Kinard Realty Group
30 Huntington Street, Shelton CT 06484
Office -- 203.929.1752
Cell -- 203.520.6930
Email -- barbara.altieri@realtyquest.com

 

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBarbara Altieri • November 08 2012 06:41PM

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Hi Barbara,

I am happy to see someone else loves the vets. I am also happy to hear you are OK after that terrible storm. Hopefully you folks did not have any have any damage. Are you getting hit with the winter storm right now?

take care.. I have suggested and will Google +1 ..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

Barbara, I have not heard about the Veteran's Day events going on here.  I need to check downtown to see what is happening.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Barbara, it seems that there are fewer Veteran's Day events now. I can remember when the parades were all over as well.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Hi Barbara, Always glad to hear special events for our Armed Forces and Shelton CT sounds like it is doing its part to honor our Veterans in a big way!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 5 years ago

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