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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Hamden Veterans Commission & Volunteers Place Over 1,500 American Flags at 7 Cemeteries Across Town

In Honor of Our Veterans, Hamden Veterans Commission & Volunteers Place Over 1,500 American Flags at 7 Cemeteries Across Town 

Hamden – The Hamden’s Veterans Commission would like to thank all the volunteers who honored our veterans in time for the July 4th holiday by placing flags at the graves of each veteran.

Due to COVID19, we had to postpone this Memorial Day tradition and we were concerned about having enough help to take on the task during the summer months. But citizens came through. We had CERT team members, Boy Scout Troop #610, along with many family and friends of HV Commissioners past/present who gave their time and energy to place over 1500 flags at seven cemeteries in town.

A special thank you to the following local funeral homes who generously contributed towards the purchase of the flags: Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home, Howard K. Hill Funeral Home, Peter H. Torello and Sons Funeral Home, and Sisk Brothers Funeral Home

To every person who graciously helped to place the flags despite the heat and hardened ground, we thank you so very much. Your efforts do not go unnoticed as 1,000s of travelers pass by the cemeteries daily and see countless flags flying proudly in honor of those who served our country well, preserving freedom for us all.

Commenting, Mayor Leng said, “I want to offer my sincere thanks and best wishes to all volunteers who safely assisted in this wonderful tradition. Of course, I would also like to thank the Hamden Veterans Commission, and Chairman Abner Oakes, for their dedication to all of Hamden’s veterans – both living and deceased – and for ensuring the fine service of these individuals is forever remembered and memorialized.”


For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Patrick J. Donnelly, at 203-287-7009 or by email at pdonnelly@hamden.com.

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