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West Hartford Seeking Korean War Veterans

Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash

The Town of West Hartford wants to honor residents who are Korean War veterans and is hoping to get an updated list so they can be honored at a ceremony in July.

By Ronni Newton

The Town of West Hartford is seeking the names and other contact information for Korean War veterans who live in town so that they can be honored in a special ceremony with Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Mayor Shari Cantor on July 14, 2021.

The ceremony is planned for 5 p.m. at Town Hall.

“As a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, it is because of your service, and that of your brother and sister veterans, that we are able to live in this free and democratic nation,” the town said in an announcement of the event. “We believe your patriotic service to our nation during the Korean War is truly deserving of recognition.”

Ceremonies are being held in other towns throughout Connecticut to recognize and give thanks to Korean War veterans.

The town is asking for information about residents who are Korean War veterans and would like to participate in the ceremony to be provided by Wednesday, June 30. In addition to the veteran’s name, the branch of service, mailing address, and a phone number should be provided.

Information should be sent to Town Clerk Essie Labrot, [email protected], 860-561-7447, or Public Relations Specialist Renée McCue, [email protected], 860-561-7521.

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