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Hamden Holds Veterans Day Events to Honor Those Who Served

November 3, 2014 Featured Events No Comments

1del2As it does every year, the town of Hamden will mark Veterans Day with several events, beginning this week.

A special concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Hamden Middle School. “The New American Freedom Train Show,” features award-winning country singer/songwriter/musician Tim Maggert from Nashville.

Admission is free, although donations are encouraged. Proceeds will benefit House of Heroes, Connecticut Chapter, which builds housing for homeless veterans.

The second event is was organized by resident Henry  Candido, a former Hamden Legislative Councilman and a current resident at Davenport-Dunbar Residence. He realized a few months ago that many of the elderly veterans at Davenport-Dunbar have been unable to attend Veterans Day ceremonies.  He decided that they deserved to be honored, so he is bringing a ceremony to them.

On Friday, Nov. 7, there will be a Placement of a Wreath beneath the American flag in front of the residence at 11 am,, followed by a procession indoors for a program featuring Mayor Scott Jackson as master of ceremonies, several musical presentations and several speakers, including two veterans.

Then the  Hamden’s Veterans Commission will host its annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Town Hall Rotunda.

There will be an unveiling of two new names that have been inscribed on the memorial wall, both  Hamden veterans who gave their lives in service to their country.

 

 

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