NEW BRITAIN - While members of the Common Council often disagree, the body shared a positive and patriotic moment Wednesday night.
Before the council went into the meeting’s agenda, Alderman Kristian Rosado brought out three American flags for Mayor Erin Stewart, Alderman Daniel Salerno and Alderman Carlo Carlozzi from his sister, Sgt. Kristy Rosado, a surgical tech in the Army. Kristy Rosado, stationed in Qatar, often watches council meetings in her free time, her brother said.
“This is to certify that the accompanying American flag was flown on a B-1B aircraft on a combat mission in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel,” Alderman Rosado said, reading the note that went with the flags.
Alderman Rosado joked that he had asked his sister if Salerno and Carlozzi had been selected because they’re the most talkative on the council.
“She laughed, so I don’t know if that’s the case,” the alderman said.
Both aldermen and the mayor thanked Kristy Rosado for the flags and her service.
“We just want to thank all the men and women in service,” Salerno said.
Carlozzi, who lost two friends in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, said he was touched by the gift.
“I am incredibly indebted to those that wear the uniform,” Carlozzi said.
Speaking to the camera, Stewart said she’d catch up with Kristy Rosado on Snapchat.
“Thank you, Kristy. This means the world,” Stewart said.