FORESTVILLE - A Veterans Day service was held Saturday at the memorials on Broad Street in the Forestville section of Bristol.
“Today we sit back and remember the sacrifices veterans and their families made to allow us to stand in this free country,” Mayor Ken Cockayne said.
Miss Forestville Jillian Duffy began the service by singing the national anthem. Following her performance there was a POW/MIA “missing man table” ceremony in memory of fallen, missing or imprisoned military service-members.
State Sen. Henri Martin, R-Bristol, was the guest speaker.
“Veterans Day means freedom, sacrifice and honor,” Martin said.
Martin serves as a co-chairman of the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs committee. He encouraged all those who attended to reach out to him with ideas for the state to better benefit veterans.
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