Military and Veterans
Wreaths Across America (added 12/16/07)
December 15th is the date for the annual “Wreaths Across America” ceremonies. What started as one man’s vision and dedication, and beginning with wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery, has blossomed into a national event. Here in Connecticut there were wreath laying ceremonies in Rocky Hill, Middletown, and Darien. Take the 8 minutes or so to view the YouTube video from “Wreaths Across America” group. According to The Middletown Press:
Nearly 10,000 veterans are buried in Connecticut’s three veterans cemeteries, including 6,006 in Middletown at the State Veterans Cemetery at 317 Bow Lane, 1,480 in Rocky Hill at the Col. Gates Veterans Cemetery on West Street and 2,353 in Darien at the Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery, on Hecker Avenue and Post Road.
At the State Veterans’ Cemetery In Middletown, hundreds of wreaths were placed on graves Saturday as part of the national Wreaths Across America program. Kathy Twombly of Middletown places a wreath at a gravestone. Both Twombly’s parents are buried in the cemetery.
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Connecticut Veterans Support Hotline….
The State of Connecticut has developed the Military Support Program to assist you and your family as you prepare for deployment, while you are away, and upon your return to civilian life.
You may contact the Military Support Program (MSP) by telephone at 866-251-2913 for support.