Torrington holding special Veterans Day ceremony
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.