To the Editor:
As we near Veterans Day, the city of New Britain will be honoring our veterans with a special medal ceremony. It has been decades since we have honored our nation’s bravest and most heroic citizens with a unique medal designed for the city.
The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. in Central Park, right across from City Hall. After the revitalization of Central Park, it is only fitting to hold such an event at the site of one of the city’s most beloved veteran monuments.
As the granddaughter of veterans of WWII and the Korean War, I am honored to extend this invitation to the veterans who in one way or another are tied to the city of New Britain.
Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo and I have been planning something like this for a while now, making the event even more meaningful.
With more than 10 veteran organizations around New Britain, veterans are a strong voice in our community.
With so much going on in our world today, the least we can do is honor those who have given us the freedom and opportunity we cherish in the United States today.
I encourage veterans of all ages and backgrounds to submit a registration form to my office no later than Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available on the City of New Britain website, in the Mayor’s office, in the Parks and Recreation Department, and at numerous veteran organizations across New Britain.
I look forward to honoring our veterans.
Erin E. Stewart
Mayor, New Britain