MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials gathered at the state Veterans Cemetery in Middletown on Veterans Day to honor state residents who served in the military and those currently deployed with the Armed Forces.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials took part in Sunday afternoon’s event, which included a wreath-laying ceremony. Similar services were held across the country.
Malloy says the service offered an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary work that military veterans have done to safeguard the state and the nation. The governor says immeasurable sacrifices also have been made by the families of those serving in the military.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman says it was a time to remember how important it is to support veterans and troops.