Events to mark Veteran's Day
The local J and B band will give a free concert to honor local veterans Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Library.The performance will be held in the community room of the library, 82 Whisconier Road (Route 25).
The event is part of the community's sixth annual Veterans Program sponsored by the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society.
Billy Michael, who leads the group, will present a selection of popular music from the war years, songs that emerged from the American Revolution through WWII and up to the present time. Mollie McDonald, a Brookfield resident, will provide vocal lead. Also, three area veterans will be honored for their war time service.
Following the performance complimentary refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend. For more information, call 203-740-8140 or visit
WestConn will host a Veterans Day Observance at noon in White Hall, Fifth Avenue and White Street, Danbury.
A ribbon-cutting for the new Veterans Room in the midtown campus Student Center will follow .
The events are free and the public is invited. Call 203-837-8606 for more details.
The Bridgewater Senior Center will have a Veterans Day ceremony at 10:45 a.m.
The ceremony will take place at the flag pole outside the center, 132 Hut Hill Road, Bridgewater. Joe Buchheit will lead it.
The program will include an opening prayer with the Rev. Peter Hammond, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Glenn Hochstetter, a moment of silence, the singing of "God Bless America" with Adrienne Caruso, a wreath ceremony with service veterans John Flaxman, Joe Buchheit Sr., Frank McDonough and Wally Domore, a Veterans Day address and a closing prayer.
A potluck supper is planned in New Fairfield.
Local veteran's groups have been invited, as are any current member of the armed services. This event is free, but a potluck item is
The New Milford Veterans Committee will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on the south end of the Village Green.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the VFW on Avery Road.
Residents and veterans are asked to gather on the Green at 10:30 a.m.
The ceremony will include an opening prayer by Daniel A. Sullivan Jr., the National Anthem sung by Curtis Thompson, the placing of wreaths, remarks by VFW Commander James DeLancy, a message from organizations by Matthew Hayes, words by guests Mayor Pat Murphy, State Representative Clark Chapin (R-67th) and Soldier On representative Michael Hagmaier, "God Bless America" sung by Cathy Reynolds, words by POW/MIA representative Kathy Shemeley, "Amazing Grace" performed by Patrick Maguire, a closing prayer and a rifle salute with Taps.
The town of Kent will celebrate the dedication of three veterans' memorials on Veterans Day at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Invitations have been sent to veterans, widows of veterans and townspeople who assisted with fundraising and site work, as well as to state and town officials.
The memorials, carved in granite and located on the lawn of the town-owned Swift House, will be accented by three flag poles carrying the United States, Connecticut and POW/MIA flags.
Placed in front of the three monuments honoring Kent veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, are two benches and a smaller monument honoring all military men and women, past and present, who have resided in Kent.
The entire plaza will be set with pavers, including a walkway from Veterans Way, the official name for that section of Route 341.
A Veterans Day golf outing is set for 11 a.m. at Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road.
This is a benefit with proceeds going to the Stephen Siller, FDNY, Let Us Do Good Foundation, where the money will be used for a new veteran's home in Danbury, known as "Vet House."
Tickets for the golf outing and dinner are $150. Tickets for the dinner only are $50. Both are tax deductible.
The schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. -- check-in and breakfast
10:45 a.m. -- brief opening ceremony
11:05 a.m. -- cannon start signals the beginning of the golf outing
Lunch served at the turn
4 p.m. -- dinner and awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded.
This event will include raffles and live and silent auctions.
All checks should be made payable to Stephen Siller Children's Foundation -- Operation Support and sent to Stephen Siller Children's Foundation -- Operation Support, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10306.
For more information, call 203-743-3147.