Honoring Connecticut’s Heroes: Moore Hosts CT Service Medal Ceremony for Trumbull Veterans
TRUMBULL-State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) and Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly were joined dozens of Trumbull veterans today for a Wartime Service Medal ceremony held at the Trumbull Veterans Hall. The veterans were recognized for their time served in the country’s armed forces.
“The sacrifices of many of these veterans have gone unrecognized for far too long,” said Sen. Moore. “I wanted to meet these brave men and women face-to-face and thank them for fighting for the freedoms we all enjoy today. I would like to thank Commissioner Connolly for standing with me to pay homage to our veterans.”
“Every day I am inspired by our Connecticut Veterans and I am especially fortunate for this role to recognize them for their service and sacrifice,” said Commissioner Connolly.
“I’m proud to be a veteran, it helped make me into a man,” said Korean War veteran Mark Miller. “We have given up many of our freedoms for this country and some people will never understand all that we have sacrificed. This day means a lot to me.”
The Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal was established by the General Assembly in 2005 to honor all Connecticut veterans with qualifying wartime military service. However, most veterans don’t know about this medal. Prior to 2005, Connecticut had not honored its veterans with a wartime service medal since World War I.