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Veterans Day Ceremony Held at the Iwo Jima Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation will be holding their Veterans Day Ceremony at the National Iwo Jima Memorial. The ceremony will take place on Nov 11 at 11 a.m.

The Ceremony will begin with presentations by the CCSU Public History Class lead by Professor Leah Glaser. The students have been doing research on the 100 American Servicemen from Connecticut who were killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima and who are listed on the face of the Memorial. The lives of many of the men will be presented through stories and photos and will become part of a permanent display at the memorial.

The student presentations will be followed by a tolling of the bell for each of the Servicemen KIA. The City of New Britain and the Marine Corps League Hardware City Division will lay a wreath, give a rifle salute and play taps. Addition special announcements and presentations will be made following the formal ceremony.

Members of the Foundation will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) to hand out information and answer questions about the Iwo Jima Memorial. Additionally, there will be World War II and Iwo Jima memorabilia on display.

The event is free and open to the public. On-site limited parking available. The National Iwo Jima Memorial is located off Route 9, exit 29 at the intersection of Ella Grasso Rd. and Barbour Rd. in New Britain. For more information, visit www.SOSIwoJima.com or call 860-291-9666.