The annual Veterans Day Remembrance & Wreath Laying was held on 11 November 2022. The Ceremony took place at the WW-I Statue situated on the front lawn of the East Hartford Public (Raymond) Library on Main Street.
The Ceremony began at 10:30 with Opening Remarks by Jason Pannone of the Library, followed by the original (1918) Pledge of Allegiance.
After the Opening Prayer, delivered by Dan Lareau, the VFW Post 2083 Chaplain, the program began with the "Story of the Poppies," told by Steven Strange. Following that, the poem "In Flanders Fields" was recited by Jason Pannone.
The names of the WW-I Veterans inscribed on the Monument Plaque were read by Frank Forrest, Commander of Post 2083.
At this time, the bell of the First Congregational Church on Main Street sounded 18 times--once for each name on the Monument.
The Wreath laying, playing of Taps by Jayda McKerley and Closing Remarks by East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh concluded the Ceremony.
A Closing Prayer was offered by Rabbi Dr. Kari Tuling.
- The Program of Events can be viewed by clicking HERE.
- The list of names on the Monument are shown HERE.
- A photo of most of the Veterans present is shown HERE.