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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

A color guard at West Hartford's 2012 Memorial Day parade. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Memorial Day Celebrations In Connecticut

From parades to parties, races to food events and from the simple to the sublime, there’s a lot to do on this most memorable day in Connecticut.

05/13/2013

File photo of a "Don't Tread On Me" flag. (credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag Prohibited On Public Land In NY Town

A “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, hoisted by veterans on public property in New York, has been ordered down because of its recent association with the tea party.

04/26/2013

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State Senate Votes To Restore State Benefits to Vets Discharged Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Connecticut lawmakers are seeking to restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans discharged under the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

04/24/2013

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Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

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State Vets To Be Honored

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are honoring a dozen more inductees to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. A ceremony is planned for Wednesday afternoon in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building in […]

11/28/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Nearly 4,000 March In Connecticut Veterans Parade In Hartford

Veterans, politicians and school marching bands were among thousands of people who marched in the Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford.

11/05/2012

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McCain Campaigns For McMahon In State

Arizona Sen. John McCain is urging Connecticut veterans to turn out and vote for Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, saying they can make a difference in a tight election.

10/01/2012

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Hartford Stage Among Theaters In Military Appreciation Project

Hartford Stage Company is one of a group of theaters around the country intaking part in a program to offer free and discounted tickets to veterans and military families.

09/27/2012

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