By Joanne Romano
NORWALK, Conn. – It’s the time of year when our minds wander to picnics, boat rides, sun shining almost daily and flowers blooming … we look forward to BBQs and spending time with family and friends and parades and so much more as summer is just around the corner … but it is also a time when we reflect and honor those who served our country to protect our freedom to enjoy all of these things. As we have done for … so many years in Norwalk, we take a morning to place American flags on the final resting place of our deceased veterans.
I will once again be joining Fran Di Meglio of Northrop Grumman (Norden Systems) (who has organized this event for so many years with the generosity of Northrop Grumman supplying the flags) and dozens from Norwalk and neighboring towns placing flags at St. John’s Cemetery in Norwalk, on Saturday, May 18, with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. I will then take my group of volunteers to Riverside Cemetery to place flags on over 3,000 veterans graves with thousands more at St. John’s and other cemeteries throughout Norwalk.
Won’t you please take a couple hours from your Saturday morning to come out to help assure that all of our deceased veterans are honored? For any students that need community hours, this is a good opportunity to honor Veterans and get hours in.
Please let me know if you are able to give a little of your time for those who gave so much. We need as many volunteers as possible!
Some gave all … All gave some!!!