Tor­ring­ton hold­ing spe­cial Vet­er­ans Day cer­e­mony

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

TOR­RING­TON — This year marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the dec­la­ra­tion of the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. The Tor­ring­ton Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Com­mit­tee, and its mem­ber groups, in­vites the pub­lic, cur­rent mil­i­tary per­son­nel and all vet­er­ans to join them in the an­nual Vet­er­ans Day Ob­ser­vance cer­e­mony on Nov. 11.

The cer­e­mony will be held rain or shine at Tor­ring­ton’s Coe Me­mo­rial Park and will be­gin ap­prox­i­mately 10:30 a.m. If it rains or snows, the cer­e­mony will be held in­side the Coe Me­mo­rial Park Civic Cen­ter.

This year, to memo­ri­al­ize this his­toric event, the city of Tor­ring­ton and the Tor­ring­ton Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Com­mit­tee have part­nered to pro­mote par­tic­i­pa­tion in the “Bells of Peace.” The com­mit­tee is “call­ing on our faith com­mu­nity, res­i­dents and in­sti­tu­tions to join us in the tolling of bells in re­mem­brance of the armistice,” or­ga­niz­ers said in a state­ment.

The pub­lic is in­vited and en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate by down­load­ing an app cre­ated by Bells of Peace for smart­phone own­ers. Just have the app open be­fore 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 and the Bells of Peace will toll from ev­ery de­vice.

If any­one has an Amer­i­can flag that is torn, faded or oth­er­wise dam­aged they may bring them and a mem­ber of a vet­er­ans or­ga­ni­za­tion will take the flag and see that it is prop­erly re­tired.

If any or­ga­ni­za­tion would like to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram by plac­ing a wreath to honor vet­er­ans, con­tact the Vet­eran Ser­vice Of­fice at 860-489-2531 by Nov. 7 at 3 p.m.

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