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West Hartford to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony

Memorial wreath. Veterans Day, West Hartford, Nov. 11, 2021. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The Town of West Hartford will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.


The American Legion Post 96 and the Town of West Hartford invite the public to a Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of North Main Street and Farmington Avenue.

The theme of this year’s Veterans Day ceremony is “The Greatest Generation,” and speakers will include American Legion Post 96 Commander Heidi-Anne Mooney, past commanders Patrick Harrell and Moe Fradette, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96, Mayor Shari Cantor, and Senator Derek Slap. LTC Sean Nolan, 436th Transportation Battalion, United States Army Reserve, will give the invocation. Bianca Day will sing the National Anthem.

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 and the Hayes-Velhage Post 96 will present the memorial wreath. Color guards from the American Legion Post 96 and West Hartford Police and Fire departments are also part of the ceremony honoring veterans.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at 11 a.m. in the community room at First Church Congregational, 12 South Main Street, West Hartford.

In addition, municipal offices are closed on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 in observance of Veterans Day. Schools and education offices will remain open. There will not be a delay in the collection of trash and recyclables.

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