Korean War plaque commemorated at Town Hall
Published 8:11 pm, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A gathering of about 20 residents attended Wednesday's commemoration of the Korean War veterans' memorial plaque in New Milford Town Hall.
The brass plaque, installed in mid-October, lists the names of 210 New Milford men and women who served in the war. Plans are already underway to include the names of 35 more veterans who have come forward, said Jeff McBreairty, the American Legion post commander.
Veterans from the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War were on hand Wednesday, as was Mayor Pat Murphy, who served in the Army.
"It's done. It's beautiful and I enjoyed working on it. It was an honor," said Korean War veteran Lowell Hendrix, who spearheaded the creation of the plaque and its placement in Town Hall.
Korean War veterans living in New Milford who were unable to attend the Oct. 21 public service awards ceremony hosted by the Secretary of the State at New Milford High School should stop by the mayor's office at 10 Main Street on a weekday to pick up their certificates.
Family members are encouraged to pick up the certificate on behalf of a veteran unable to make the visit.
Many World War II certificates from last year's ceremony are still at the mayor's office as well.
To verify if a certificate is being held in someone's name, contact Tammy Reardon, administrative aid to the mayor, at 860-355-6010.
-- Susan Tuz