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Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony this Sunday

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The Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony, honoring Norwalk’s 321 veterans who died during wartime service since World War II, will take place at Calf Pasture Beach’s Shea Magrath Memorial at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday May 19, according to a news release. Mayor Rilling is expected to attend. Prior to the ceremony, the Fairfield County Brass Band will offer their Tribute to Norwalk Veterans Concert at 12:30.

The memorial’s namesakes John Magrath and Daniel Shea both were awarded the Medal of Honor: Magrath for his valor fighting in Italy in WW II, and Shea for risking his life as a medic in Vietnam where he died. Both men had been Boy Scouts prior to their wartime service. Shea Island, visible from the Memorial, was named in Daniel’s honor.

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3 responses to “Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony this Sunday”

  1. sheila Quinn

    When is the Ride for the Vets? May 19th or June 15th? How can I sign up for the June 15th ride?

  2. Paul Lanning

    According to a news release, it’s on Saturday June 15, and you can register to ride by emailing [email protected] or calling (203) 212-9863.

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