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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Rell Asks State to Honor Connecticut’s War Dead on Friday

Gov. M. Jodi Rell is asking people across the state to take some time on Friday to pause and honor Connecticut’s war dead.

Rell, who left Danbury Hospital this afternoon where she underwent breast cancer surgery, has requested a statewide moment of silence and tolling of bells at noon in memory of the men and women with Connecticut ties killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004.

“Before this year ends it is appropriate that we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Rell said in a statement. “Our freedom comes at a price that is - at times - almost unbearably tragic.

In the past year, a dozen members of the military with ties to the state have been killed in the Middle East.

Rell is asking all residents of Connecticut to observe one minute of silence at noon and she asked that churches peal their bells for one minute to mark the occasion.


Posted 12/30/04 at 06:04 PM  Permalink


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