Dozens of Korean War veterans from New Milford and those who served in the military during that time were given their due Oct. 21 during an emotional ceremony at New Milford High School.

Family and friends crowded the school theater to pay their respects and honor those of our nation's veterans from this town.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Mayor Pat Murphy shared the dais as the veterans were introduced to received their commemorative awards.

Those who have not received an award but feel they should have may call the Secretary of the State's office at 860-509-6253.

For more information, call Tammy Reardon, administrative aide to Mayor Murphy, at 860-355-6010 or e-mail