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Monroe, Easton Pay Tribute To Veterans In Ceremony Friday

The public is encouraged to attend Friday's ceremony to honor the veterans' contributions and sacrifices.
The public is encouraged to attend Friday's ceremony to honor the veterans' contributions and sacrifices. Photo Credit: DVIDSHUB at Flickr

MONROE, Conn. --  American Legion posts from Monroe and Easton will salute veterans at a Veterans Day ceremony Friday on the Stepney Green in Monroe.

Victor Yanosy, commander of the Sippin-Winspur Post 176 in Monroe, will officiate the ceremony. Donald Rodgerson is commander of the Charles L. Ruman Post 160 in Easton.

The speakers will include Adam Dunsby, first selectman of Easton, and Steve Vavrek, first selectman of Monroe.

The presentation of wreaths will be made by a contingent of the Canadian armed forces, the Monroe American Legion Post 176 and the Monroe Lions Club.

The public is encouraged to attend and acknowledge the veterans' contributions and sacrifices.

Following the ceremony, all veterans and their spouses are invited to attend the annual and traditional luncheon, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Easton, in the Notre Dame Church at 655 Morehouse Road, just up the hill from the Easton Town Hall.

The Save Our Stepney Task Force will place 13 American flags on the green to commemorate its Flags Over Stepney program. The American flags are flown for each of the nation's six patriotic events: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Sept. 11 and Veterans Day.

In addition to the American flags, a flag will be flown for each branch of the United States armed services.

Flags Over Stepney is a community spirit project designed to enhance and beautify the green as an expression of patriotism. Individuals and companies that sponsor the flags provide donations to the efforts of the Save Our Stepney Task Force.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

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