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Putnam Honors Veterans With Wreaths

Hartford Courant - 12/21/2018

Dec. 21--Putnam joined in celebrating national Wreaths Across America, on Dec. 15, with a ceremony at Veterans Park.

Veterans from American Legion Post 13 and VFW Post 1523 participated in the short ceremony meant to honor all service members, living and dead, during the holiday season.

A crowd numbering close to 100 stood by while seven wreaths were laid down, each one representing a branch of service. Another wreath was tossed ceremonially into the Quinebaug River.

AL Post 13 Past Commander Ron Coderre spoke about the need to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach youngsters about freedom -- the guiding principles of WAA.

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