FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 18, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY: VETERANS MEDAL CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY
WHAT: The City of New Britain will be hosting a veterans medal ceremony to honor veterans who currently or previously lived in New Britain, or belong to a veteran organization in New Britain.
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 1 p.m.
WHERE: 27 W. Main St., New Britain, CT
WHO: Mayor Erin E. Stewart
Peter Scirpo, Veterans Commission Chairman
Brigadier General Francis J. Evon Jr., Assistant Adjutant General
New Britain Veterans Commissioners
Marine Corps League-Hardware City Detachment
The City of New Britain will be honoring New Britain veterans with a medal ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in Central Park. The ceremony will honor veterans who currently live in New Britain, previously lived in New Britain, enlisted in New Britain, or belong to a veteran organization in New Britain.
The ceremony is expected to honor over 150 veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Veterans ranging from WWII to the Global War on Terror will be recognized for their service.
The ceremony will be led by Mayor Erin E. Stewart and Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo, and will feature Brigadier General Francis J. Evon Jr. as the guest speaker. Brigadier General Evon serves as the Assistant Adjutant General to Adjutant General Thaddeus J. Martin for the State of Connecticut. Brigadier General Evon was commissioned in May of 1989 through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Brigadier General Evon received a degree in finance from the University of Connecticut in 1989, and then went on to receive a degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania in 2013. Brigadier General Evon is a recipient of numerous medals and awards, including a Bronze Star Medal for his heroic efforts in a combat zone.
Parking will be free of charge in the Badolato Parking Garage (attached to City Hall), as well as along downtown streets. The areas of Main St. and W. Main St. that surround Central Park will be blocked off for handicapped parking. There will be signs and police officers directing traffic in the area from 11 a.m. to the conclusion of the ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Trinity on Main Theater located on 69 Main Street.
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