BRISTOL - State Sen. Henri Martin and state Reps. Whit Betts, Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, William Petit Jr. and Chris Ziogas will join the Bristol Veterans Strong Community Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi to honor Bristol and Plainville veterans on Thursday, Aug. 2.
The Connecticut Wartime Service Medal presentation ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., and is open to the public.
Eligible for the medal are Connecticut veterans who served 90 or more days of active federal wartime service - unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days - or any member of any reserve component of the armed forces, including the National Guard, who served during a period of war and was honorably discharged from active duty or was honorably discharged from a reserve component and was a resident of this state either at the time he or she was serving or is living in this state on the date of such award.
Veterans receiving the medal at the Aug. 2 ceremony sent their applications and appropriate documentation to the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs.
Martin, Betts, Pavalock-D’Amato and Ziogas represent Bristol in the General Assembly. Petit’s district includes Plainville, as does Martin’s.