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Public Invited: Final Military Honors for Eight Veterans’ Unclaimed Cremated Remains

Posted on September 28, 2021


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PUBLIC INVITED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AS CT DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSN. CONDUCT FINAL MILITARY HONORS FOR EIGHT VETERANS’ UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS AT THE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY IN MIDDLETOWN

The Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (CFDA) announced they will hold a military funeral ceremony for eight U.S. veterans’ unclaimed cremated remains, including veterans of World War I, World War II, the

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September 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week!

Posted on September 22, 2021


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September 19-25 is Child Passenger Safety Week, and September 25, 2021 National Seat Check Saturday!

According to the US Department of Transportation and NHTSA, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.

  • 608 child passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes in 2019.
  • 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018.

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Cheshire Bridge Named for Brigadier General John P. Lawlor, Jr.

Posted on September 21, 2021


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CHESHIRE – Friday, September 17th Bridge No. 01076 on I-84 in Cheshire was named to honor Brigadier General John P. Lawlor, Jr. of Southington.

General Lawlor is a decorated veteran of the United States Army who served valiantly and with numerus accolades since 1987 and has recently retired from service. As a civilian he currently serves as the Director of Public Works in East Hartford and has also held this position in Waterbury and Bloomfield, with a similar position in New Haven.

State Rep.

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